Agri Deptt cel­e­brates Vishawkarma Day

The Northlines - - STATE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT JAMMU TAWI, NOV 08

De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Jammu ob­served Vishawkarma Day here to­day at Gov­ern­ment Agri­cul­ture Work­shop, Jammu. Di­rec­tor Agri­cul­ture De­part­ment Jammu H.K Raz­dan was the chief guest of the oc­ca­sion who ad­dressed the work­ers, em­ploy­ees and of­fi­cers.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Raz­dan said that the de­part­ment is get­ting a very good re­sponse from the farmer's re­gard­ing re­sults of dif­fer­ent Agri­cul­ture Ma­chines like Paddy Drum Seeder, Seed­cum - Fer­til­izer Drills, Reaper - cum- Bin­ders, Power Weed­ers and Diesel Hill Ploughs be­ing pop­u­lar­ized un­der dif­fer­ent Cen­trally Spon­sored Schemes ( CSS). He said that Agri­cul­ture Mech­a­niza­tion is one of the key in­ter­ven­tions aimed to dou­ble the in­come of farm­ers by 2022.

He also at­tended the Vishavkarma Day pray­ers at Seed Pro­cess­ing Unit where clean­ing, grad­ing and bag­ging of dif­fer­ent seeds is be­ing done by dif­fer­ent ma­chines. He also in­ter­acted with the work­ers and staff of these units to know about their prob­lems and other oper­a­tional dif­fi­cul­ties. Vishawkarma Day Cel­e­bra­tions were also held at Mush­room De­vel­op­ment and Train­ing Cen­tre, Jammu, Seed Mul­ti­pli­ca­tion Farms of the de­part­ment lo­cated at Chi­nore and Chakrohi by the work­ers and staff of these units. Bhag­wan­vishawkarma is be­lieved to be the ar­chi­tect and orig­i­na­tor of ma­chines and tools. On this oc­ca­sion wor­ship of tools and ma­chines held with spe­cial pray­ers for safety of the op­er­a­tors and work­ers.

Joint Di­rec­tor Agri­cul­ture ( In­puts), Jammu K. S. Sam­byal, Deputy Di­rec­tor ( Cen­tral), Jammu, Jag­mo­han Bhat, PDO Jammu S. Arvin­der Singh Reen, SMS En­gi­neer­ing Kuldeep Dhar, Pres­i­dent, J & K Agri­cul­ture Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion Ut­tam Chand and other se­nior of­fi­cers of the de­part­ment also at­tended the pro­gramme.

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