Thu, Sep 29, 2016 | updated 12:10 PM IST
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Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology boosts agriculture sector in Kashm

Srinagar (J&K), Sep 29 (ANI): The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) is playing a vital role to boost the agriculture sector aimed to make the economy strong in Kashmir Valley. Agriculture, like the tourism industry, is considered the backbone of Kashmir, and the SKUAST is working hard to strengthen the sector. In the Kashmir Valley, a majority of the population is involved in agriculture, but at this time, the space for agriculture and horticulture is shrinking due to the commercial and non-commercial construction. This in tu is resulting in a drop in the production of crops and fruit. The SKUAST has introduced new varieties of crop seeds and plants with the latest technologies to increase production on the land available for cultivation. For last few years, university scientists have been organizing several seminars and workshops to make farmers and growers aware of new technologies and crop varieties.