Sanjeev Verma chairs one-day workshop on promotion of Wood based Industries
JAMMU: The Department of Social Forestry J&K in collaboration with Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science & Technology (SKUAST)-Jammu Thursday organised a one-day workshop to facilitate the consultation amongst stakeholders to promote development of Wood Based Industries in Jammu as well as in Kashmir region.
The one-day event was chaired by Commissioner Secretary, Forest, Ecology & Environment Department, Sanjeev Kumar Verma.
In his address he appreciated the initiative which could go a long way in identifying the strength areas and challenges in promoting the development of Wood Based Industries in UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
He emphasised on strengthening institutional linkage between Farmers, Industries and Research Institutions for sustainable growth of Wood Based Industries in the UT.
The Vice Chancellor SKAUST Jammu Dr. J P Sharma in his address stressed upon diversification, value addition of agriculture products and adoption of secondary agriculture.
He also advised to focus on entrepreneurship development of rural youth of the district.
He suggested the scientists work on collaborative projects with the Social Forestry Department and insisted on participation of officers from the forest department in the KVKS of SKUAST-Jammu.