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Women self-help group formed
12/14/2017 9:00:31 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Dec 14: The Department of Agriculture, Jammu,today organised an awareness camp under ATMA on 'Food Security Group for Women' in Pargalta village .
The camp was supervised by Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer Vinod Khajuria, Dansal, under the guidance of District Agriculture Extension Officer Arun Makhnotra.
A self-help group of 25 women farmers was formed during the camp. The group aims to make them self-reliant. The group of 25 women will be trained so that they can generate their own income. The group will be diverted from traditional methods of agriculture to diversification.
Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Vinod Khajuria emphasised that the main objective of group is to double the farmers' income by 2022 as declared by the government which is only possible through diversification in agr. Sector
Deputy Project Director, ATMA, BB Seedha, said many such groups cannot progress further because of lack of communication among its members. He stressed that a strong communication is very essential for the survival and efficiency of the groups.
Junior agriculture extension officer (JAEO) Pankaj Verma and agriculture extension assistant Bhupinder Singh Jamwal said that these women farmers will be joined with allied agricultural departments in future which can generate more income.
The group women appreciated the efforts of the Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer Vinod Khajuria and other staff members and said that this group will empower them. They also stated that this kind of activities will further benefit women agriculturists.
The camp concluded with a vote of thanks.
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