Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-K concludes entrepreneurship programmes

Srinagar: Division of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry, Benhama Watlar Ganderal, SKUAST-Kashmir concluded two entrepreneurship development programmes on Development of Hi-tech Nursery of conifers and broadleaved tree species for livelihood development in Kashmir Himalaya and Unlocking the potential and prospectus of Wild Edible Fruits (WEFs) through Ex-situ conservation, multiplication and value addition.

These week-long two training programme were conducted both at GDC Kangan and hands on training/practical and field visits were conducted at the Faculty of Forestry, Benhama.

The event witnessed number of lectures on both the training programmes and practical sessions for development of hi-tech nurseries/ value addition of edible fruits etc.

The concluding event was started with the welcome address by Dr. N. A. Pala, Scientist and Training coordinator followed by the detailed presentation and hands on training through practical and field exposure visits by Dr. G. M. Bhat, Prof. & Head/training Coordinator. Dr. S. A. Gangoo Professor & Dean, Faculty of Forestry spoke in detail about these two programmes necessity of conducting these programmes for the entrepreneurship development among the youth specially college students.

Dr. Vaishnu Dutt, Dr. T. A. Rather and Dr. Megna Rashid, Scientists of SAF division deliberated upon the various topics and practical with the participants during the event.

Both the coordinators, Dr. G. M. Bhat and Dr. N. A. Pala acknowledged the efforts and support of Vice Chancellor Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganiae and Director Planning and Monitoring Prof. H. R. Naik, Dean Faculty of Forestry, Prof. S. A. Gangoo. Coordinators were also very much thankful to the to the sponsoring agency Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Govt. of India, New Delhi.

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