KVK Samba Conducted its First (1st) Scientific Advisory meeting on 22/03/2018 at Samba in which all committee members participated and discussed the annual report and Action plan of KVK Samba of 2018-19.Dr R K Arora, Associate Director Extension & Incharge KVKs chaired the Scientific Advisory Committee meeting of KVK Jammu, here today. In his presidential address, Dr R.K Arora welcome all the SAC committee members and guided the staff to put in best efforts to disseminate latest know how among farmers. He stressed that there should be a very strong linkage between KVKs, line departments and farming community. He said that the feedback of farmers must be generated for developing further course of action to solve farmers’ problems and to make the programme need based. He appreciated the efforts of KVK Samba that within short period of seven months only KVK Samba has established itself.Dr Sudesh Radotra, Principle Scientist, IGFRI Palampur, deliberated upon the importance of conducting SAC for each KVK. He stressed that KVK’s must rope in best technologies available elsewhere and test under local conditions. He assured his full cooperation in establishing this KVK.
Dr Vinod Gupta, Sr. Scientist and Member Secretary, KVK Samba, initially welcomed all the SAC committee members in his 1st SAC and requested them to give a constructive criticism in giving a direction to this KVK. He presented the progress report of the work done during current year and action plan for 2018-19. Officers from the line departments and progressive Farmers of Jammu district actively participated and gave suggestion in ongoing programmes and finalization of action Plan of KVK Samba.On this occasion, Dr B.S Jamwal, Chief Scientist, PRSS Samba highlighted the importance of pulse production at Samba and requested the house to promote pulses in this region. Dr B C Sharma, Prof & Head, Division of Agronomy emphasized for use of university recommended technologies. He assured that KVK will get all the resources available with the divisions for carrying out its activities. Dr Rakesh Nanda, Prof & Head Division of Agril Extension, special invitee and being an expert in KVKs has also given his suggestions to improvise upon its activities. Dr Rajiv Singh, Professor, Vet. Medicine, informed the house that KVK should actively take up clinical camps and other veterinary activities as Samba is good for Goat and Sheep rearing.Chief Agriculture Officer, Narinder Mishra and Chief Horticulture Officer, Chaman Lal showed satisfactionover liaison with KVK and asserted that more joint programmes must be held for better results. Chief Horticulture officer asserted to have more activities in Mango and Citrus fruits. Karan Singh, progressive farmer and Reta Devi progressive women farmer were present and actively deliberated in the proceedings. Dr Sanjay Khajuria, Dr Neerja Sharma and Dr Amit Sharma also deliberated during the meeting. The proceedings were coordinated by Shalini Khajuria and vote of thanks was extended by Dr Sanjay Khajuria.