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JAMMU:  Department of Agriculture Jammu organized a seven-day Training Programme on Button Mushroom Cultivation for the farmers/mushroom growers of Jammu Division here at Mushroom Demonstration-cum- Training Centre (MDTC). MDTC is actively engaged in creating awareness and providing skill development training to farmers, especially women and youth in agriculture.

 

The Training is being attended by 120 participants including 45 students of College for Women, Gandhi Nagar Jammu under the supervision of Smt Suman Sharma, HOD Botany as part of Skill Development programme for youth. The first day witnessed Technical session on Button mushroom cultivation and the establishment of mushroom units conducted by   Subject Matter Specialists Aman Jyoti Sharma, Sham Lal Khajuria, Chander Shakher, (Extension) and AEAs Amit Gupta Akshay Khanna, Amit Sharma and Mohan Singh. Practical training on Pile building for making of compost was the main attraction on first day of the programme. The Resource Persons also delivered lectures on round the year cultivation of mushroom, post harvest technology and value addition of mushroom produce.

 

During interactive session the queries raised by the participants regarding mushroom cultivation were satisfactorily answered by the resource persons. Earlier, speaking at the inaugural Session, Deputy Director Agriculture (Inputs) K. S. Sambyal advised the mushroom entrepreneurs, growers and farmers to learn the various technical aspects of mushroom cultivation. He asked them to make use of every opportunity to get information with regard to different schemes being implemented by the department. Area Development Officer S. K. Langer, and Span Production Officer, Vijay Kr Koushal highlighted the importance of mushroom cultivation as a part of diversification in Agriculture and raising farm income.

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SRINAGAR: Srinagar police sponsored a Mega Event for promotion of "Drug Free Kashmir" among the youth through Art and Cultural programme which was organized by Chinar Band (AWAAZ) at Tagore Hall, Srinagar. DIG CKR Shri Virdi Kumar Birdi-IPS inaugurated the event.  Various Senior Police and Security force officers, media personnel and other dignitaries were also present during the event. Around 100 youth from across the valley participated in the said event which was witnessed by about 400 people. Media and various civil society members praised the efforts of J&K Police in conducting the Civic Action programmes.

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SRINAGAR:  Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee along with renowned Producer-director Mr Krishna D K held interaction with jawans & officers of Srinagar police at District Police Lines Srinagar. Manoj Bajpayee praised the people of J&K for their hospitality especially JKP for performing their job despite challenging circumstances. He expressed that he reserves lot of respect for police as they provide a helping hand in times of need. While interacting with the jawans, the actor shared many inspiring anecdotes from his life.

Later, he thanked Srinagar police for organising such a meaningful interaction with the jawans & officers of J&K Police. He conveyed that Bollywood has great regard for the services of J&K Police & assured that they will perform their due role in portraying the image of valley positively to the outside world. Later DySP Hqrs thanked Manoj Bajpayee for visiting the jawans and spending some moments with them.