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Coaching on position of nanotechnology in agriculture commences at SKUAST-K

Srinagar, Feb. 2 — With an goal to increase greater-purchase professional expertise of the learners, a 10-working day teaching programme on ‘Role of Nanotechnology in Modern Agriculture’ commenced Monday at Sher-e-Kashmir College of Agricultural Sciences and Know-how, Kashmir.

The training has been organised by the university’s Division of Plant Pathology, College of Horticulture under the Planet Financial institution-ICAR funded Countrywide Agricultural Greater Instruction Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of SKUAST-K. About 250 college students and scholars from 23 agricultural universities and other institutions from throughout the country are taking part in the schooling.

Participants had been picked out from 600 candidates. More than 20 nanotechnology authorities which include 5 renowned international academicians will be providing the lecturers and conducting the training covering a wide variety of subject areas in the broader realm of nanotechnology.

Director Instruction and Dean School of Fisheries, Prof MH Balkhi, who was the main guest at the inaugural perform, while lauding the organizers for conducting the coaching on nanotechnology which is most appropriate in the present moments, claimed it really should be made use of for the gain of humanity.

He said nanotechnology need to help the farmers in lessening the use of problematic pesticides as rampant use of chemical pesticides has harmed human well being and imbalanced the ecology.

Consequently, the aim should really be on efficient nano-pesticides, which are risk-free for human daily life and the atmosphere, he extra. Director Preparing and Principal Investigator IDP-NAHEP for SKUAST-K, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai explained this kind of skill trainings are critical for shaping the pupils of the university for the future.

He said the before thrust of the learners was on the public sector employment but those jobs have squeezed now. Presently, it is all know-how-dependent overall economy and college students have to compete in the personal sector which is driven by the 4th generation industrial revolution, he reported.

“To contend in the expertise financial system, pupils need to have to have better-purchase expert expertise in nanotechnology, automation, synthetic intelligence, block chain etc.,” Ganai stated, adding, “Agriculture is a thriving sector with a lot of innovation possibilities from the farm up to when the food items reaches a mouth and nanotechnology has an vital position to engage in in it all.”

Head Division of Plant Pathology, Prof Nisar Ahmad Khan talked in detail about the part of nanotechnology in modern day agriculture. Prof Tariq Ahmad Shah in his welcome tackle supplied a specific overview of the 10-day programme.

Dr Tariq A Sofi offered the vote of thanks. Dr MD Shah, DrMushtaq A Bhat, DrAfaq Hamid of Plant Pathology and DrShabir Ahmad Bangroo of Soil Sciences, besides a range of faculty customers and students, participated in the inaugural function.

Revealed by HT Electronic Material Providers with permission from India Blooms.