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Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-Kashmir organised Awareness programme on Potential and prospectus of WEFs under MSME

Ganderbal: Division of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry, Benhama Watlar Ganderal, SKUAST-Kashmir conducted a one-day Entrepreneurship awareness Programme on ‘Potential & Prospectus of Wild Edible Fruits (WEFs) for Livelihood Through Value Addition’ at Public Higher Secondary School, Watlar Ganderbal.

The one-day awareness programme sponsored by Ministry of MSME, Government of India, New Delhi was Inaugurated in Presence of Dean, Faculty of Forestry, Professor, S. A. Gngoo, Head, Division of Silviculture & Agroforestry, FOF, Prof G. M. Bhat, Principal Public Higher Secondary School Watlar, Ganderbal, Scientis from the division of Silviculture and Agroforestry and teaching staff of the Public Higher Secondary School Watlar.

More than 80 participants mostly students of different subject streams participated in the event. The inaugural session was started with the welcome address by Dr. NA. Pala (Coordinator of this training Programme) who also brief the participants about the importance and need of conducting this training programme apart from delivering a lecture on the wild edible diversity of Kashmir Himalayas.

Professor S. A. Gangoo, Dean Faculty of Forestry spoke about the entreneurship opportunities through conservation, collection of wild edible fruits for generating the employment opportunities.

Prof. G. M. Bhat, Head of the division also known by the name green man of SKUAST gave a detailed presentation about the cultivation practices and processing and value addition and spoke about the length and breadth of entrepreneurship opportunities in this sector.

Principal, Public Higher Secondary School Watlar thanked the Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST-Kashmir for conducting such awareness programmes in the institutional premises.

The Head of the division and training coordinator acknowledged the financial support from the Ministry of MSME and support provided by Directorate of Planning and Monitoring for their support.

The event was concluded by formal vote of thanks by Dr. Megna Rashid, Scientist Division of SAF, Faculty of Forestry.

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