Farmer’s Training on Potato Production Technology in Cold Arid Regions Organized

22nd March 2014, Leh

Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla organized a Two-day (21-22nd March, 2014) training programme at Leh. This programme was organized in association with CAZRI-Regional Research Station, Leh; KVK, SKUAST, Leh and State Department of Agriculture, Leh.

Shri Tashi Tsetan, Chief Agriculture Officer, Leh was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He briefed the farmers about the future prospects of potato cultivation and urged experts from Shimla to cover the aspects of urgent nature as the season is very close to commence.

Dr. M.S. Raghuvanshi, Senior Scientist (Agro), CAZRI-RRS, Leh brought into the notice the major constraints being faced by the farmers of the region. These constraints were focussed during all the sessions by the experts from Shimla.

 Dr. N.K. Pandey, Training Coordinator, CPRI explored the possibilities to benefit the end users in potato cultivation.

Dr. M. Salim Mir, ADR, SKUAST was also present on the occasion and shared his valuable remarks.

Dr. Vinod Kumar, Head, CPRS, Kufri; Dr. Vinay Sagar, Senior Scientist (Pathology), CPRI; and Dr. Brajesh Singh, Senior Scientist (PHT) acted as resource person and delivered lectures covering important topics like new varieties for the region, packages of practices, diseases and pests management, harvesting and storage of potatoes.

Dr. D. Namgyal, Coordinator, KVK, SKUAST, Leh explained the critical views delivered by the experts to the farmers in Ladakhi language.

Shri Thinles Dawa, AEO, SDA, Leh coordinated the programme. 

This training programme covered three villages Shara, Shermos and Phukse.

More than 200 tribal farmers from Leh and adjoining villages and 260 tribal farmers from Shara and adjoining villages attended the training programme.

(Source: CPRI, Shimla)