Japanese delegation takes stock of their introduced rice variety


SRINAGAR:- A volunteer Group OSICA from Japan today visited Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science & Technology (SKUAST-Kashmir) to commemorate their 50 years of association with the varsity.

The 19-member delegation was headed by the NGO President Dr. Yashiko Nakano. 

The Group had an interactive session with the students and the faculty of the SKUAST-Kashmir and took stock of progress of the current status of their introduced grain variety here.

On the occasion, Vice Chancellor, SKAUST-K, Dr. Nazeer Ahmad highlighted the role of the University in sustainable development of Agriculture in Kashmir. Associate Director Research, MRCFC, Khudwani, Dr G. A. Parray, informed about the progress of Rice Research in the valley.

Dr. Yashiko Nakano also shared her field experiences in the interactive programme. She said she first visited the valley to participate in the University’s foundation ceremony and is credited with introducing Chinese variety of rice grains in the Valley.

Former Vice Chancellor, SKAUST-J and Director, Extension Education, SKAUST-K, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed also apprised the visiting delegation about the latest innovations and researches of SKAUST-K.

All faculty members, Research Scholars, Students, Farmers, Officers of Department of Agriculture and other concerned NGO members were present in this interactive programme.


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