KVK Ganderbal started the six months RHWE internship programme on 19 September, 2023 at its Shuhama Campus in which 50 Horticulture graduating students are participating.
The session was presided by Dr. Ishfaq Abidi, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK Ganderbal. During his address, Dr Abidi signified the importance of the internship programme in imparting the field skills among the students for tackling different problems encountered by the farmers dealing with fruit, vegetable and flower farming.
An interaction session was held with the trainees to know about their working interests. Following this, Dr. Shafat A Banday, Scientist Horticulture gave a detailed information about the internship programme and the different activities to be conducted during this internship period.
The awareness regarding the post-harvest fruit management activities and visit to the industrial units was deliberated by Dr. Rafiya Munshi, Scientist Home Science. Dr Farooq A Ahanger, Scientist Plant Protection enlighted the internees about the different pathological problems that can be faced at the farmers field and the ways to redress them.
At the end Dr. Eajaz Ahmad Dar, Scientist Agronomy deliberated about the different soil, water and nutrient management activities to be undertaken by the internees at KVK and at the contact farmers field.
The session was concluded by Dr. Shaheen Farooq.