|Early Times Report|
jammu, Nov 8: Department of Agriculture, Jammu observed Vishawkarma Day celebrations here today at Government Agriculture Workshop, Jammu. Hari Krishan Razdan, Director of Agriculture, Jammu, was the chief guest of the occasion who addressed the concerned workers, employees and officers. Razdan said that the department is getting a very good response from the farmer's field regarding results of different Agriculture Machines like Paddy Drum seeder, Seed-cum -Fertilizer Drills, Reaper-cum-Binders, Power Weeders and Diesel Hill Ploughs being popularized under different Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). He said that Agriculture Mechanization is one of the key interventions aimed at doubling the income of farmers by 2022. Razdan also attended the Vishavkarma Day Prayers at Seed Processing Unit where cleaning, grading and bagging of different seeds is being done by different machines. He also interacted with the workers and staff of these units to know about their problems and other operational difficulties. Vishawkarma Day Celebrations were also held at Mushroom Development and Training Centre, Jammu, Seed Multiplication Farms of the department located at Chinore and Chakrohi by the workers and staff of these units. Bhagwan Vishawkarma is believed to be the architect and originator of machines and tools. On this occasion worship of tools and machines was held with special prayers for safety of the operators and workers were conducted followed by distribution of Prasad.