For Next Green Revolution Use Scientists’ Research Work
Jammu: The annual group monitoring workshop of Technology Intervention for Mountain Ecosystem-Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking (TIME-LEARN) Programme, organized on the university campus and inaugurated by Governor NN Vohra, Chancellor of the Sher-e-Kashmir Agricultural University of Science and Technology, Jammu (SKUAST-J).
Technology Intervention for Mountain Ecosystem-Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking (TIME-LEARN) Programme is a joint initiative of the Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED), Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi; Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation (HESCO), Dehradun; and Wild Life Institute of India, Dehradun; for addressing the environmental conservation and the sustainable development of mountain ecosystem.
Highlighting the vital importance of technological intervention for enhancing production and productivity in agriculture and its allied sectors, the Governor observed that the transfer of technology was of vital importance for bringing transformational change in the agricultural scenario in rural India.
He also lauded the efforts of the TIME-LEARN Programme in making farmers prosper through various technological innovations in Uttarakhand, J&K and Himachal Pradesh.
The Governor noted that several approaches suggested by him were proving beneficial for improving the farmers’ standard of living.
Vohra advised that various technological innovations which were of local relevance in agriculture and its allied sectors should be produced on an adequate scale for distribution in the villages. A time-frame needs to be adhered to for affecting the revolutionary changes in agriculture and its allied sectors as the challenges of climate change, growing population and food grain deficiency was an area, which calls for focused and time-bound interventions.
He also emphasized the need for a cohesive approach being followed between various stakeholders in agriculture and its allied sectors for meeting the arising challenges.
The good work being done by the scientists requires to be readily applicable in the fields and thus helping in bringing about the second Green Revolution, he noted.