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LG Manoj Sinha inaugurates 6th Technology Exhibition cum Seed Sale Mela on the theme “Shaping the Future Farming for Better Returns” at SKUAST Shalimar Sgr

(Asian News Hub) – Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha who is also the Chancellor of SKUAST-Kashmir, on Sunday inaugurated a 2-day long 6th Technology Exhibition cum Seed Sale Mela on the theme “Shaping the Future Farming for Better Returns” here at Shalimar campus of the University.

The Lt Governor inspected around 200 stalls showcasing a variety of products and technologies developed in the field of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Agro-Forestry, Agri-Engineering, and other related fields.

He also took stock of the stalls displaying and highlighting various farmers’ welfare schemes and programs, besides the exhibition demonstrated by the other stakeholders dealing with agriculture inputs, farm machinery, and organic products installed during the event.

Laying special emphasis on connecting farmers with Agricultural Experts, University Academics, Agripreneurs, and Industry people, the Lt Governor observed that such exhibitions play an important role in offering an exceptional opportunity to farmers to access reliable, updated, and relevant information, thus help in reducing farmers’ risk and uncertainty.

The Lt Governor also planted a Tulip sapling in the campus of the University on the occasion.

During the Mela, stalls were installed by farmers, stakeholders, various Faculties, Divisions, Research stations, and KVKs showcasing different products and technologies developed by SKUAST in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

Fruit plant seedlings, vegetable seeds, flower seedlings, poultry birds, milk and milk products, livestock feeds, vermicompost, fish, value-added vegetable and fruit products are being put on sale for the visitors.

High-density plantation is the special focus of this year’s event. Besides, the new strides in agriculture through the use of Artificial Intelligence and other new-age technologies were also on display.

Literature on Scientific Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, fish farming, and Livestock farming was also distributed among the visiting farmers and entrepreneurs. A farmer-scientist interaction program was also arranged for the visiting farmers.

Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor SKUAST-K; Sh. Pandurang K. Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sh. Vijay Kumar, IGP, Kashmir; Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, besides HoDs of various departments; Agriculture Scientists; faculty members of SKUAST; entrepreneurs; students and scores of farmers were present on the occasion.

Sh. Junaid Mattu, Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, and Dr. Hina Shafi Bhat, Vice Chairperson, J&K Khadi & Village Board, also attended the inaugural function.

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In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.

KNO

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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.

KNO

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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.

KNO

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