Farmers are educated about the Holistic Agriculture Development programme in Jammu and Kashmir.
In this connection recently Agriculture Production Department (APD) launched a four month long orientation programme for farmers of Jammu and Kashmir under Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP), simultaneously across all districts of the UT.
The orientation programme was held in 264 venues engaging about 14000 farmers from across the UT on the first day of the innovative event. The programme shall be held on the first three days of every week. The mammoth exercise, beginning from today, shall be completed in a period of 4 months which will cover panchayats of all the districts and shall culminate on 31st August 2023.
During the orientation programme, an exhaustive district specific calendar was issued besides an innovative tool of describing the schemes using short films has also been put in place. A total of 49 videos of schemes under HADP and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes were shown to the farmers across all the venues.
Using audio visual aids in describing the schemes had a lasting and much more engaging, engrossing effect on the farmers. Besides, a question answer session after each screening session of videos was held to clear the doubts of farmers.
The farmers were also provided with pamphlets explaining literature on all schemes in three languages (Hindi, Urdu and English) which also contained the information about the contact details of all the departments.