Khushiram Dabral playing important role in making the state prosperous through farming says Vice Chancellor VCSG university Ajeet Kumar Karnatak
GG News Bureau
New Tehri, 27th June. Vice Chancellor of Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Professor Ajeet Kumar Karnatak visited farm land of Khushi Ram Dabral involved in the cultivation of different types of vegetables, cereals, pulses and fruit crops on about 60-70 Nali land in Chopadiyal Village of District Tehri Garhwal.
Khushi Ram Dabral has also established a high-density apple orchard and 4-5 polyhouses in a part of his land in which, he is producing seedlings of vegetables and growing various types of vegetables by scientific and organic method thus working towards curbing migration and providing self-employment to many villagers through hard work and perseverance.
Vice Chancellors Ajeet Kumar Karnatak praising efforts of Khushi Ram Dabral said that he is a source of inspiration for nearby farmers and has set an example by playing an important role in making Uttarakhand prosperous thus giving a new dimesion to farming. Vice Chancellor also assured that the University will provide farmers of the region with improved agricultural techniques and advanced varieties of seeds.
Professor C. Tiwari, Director Extension of University provided detailed information for the prevention of all diseases and pests on vegetables (capsicum, cucumber, brinjal, bean, cabbage, cauliflower, pumpkin, tomato etc.) grown by Mr. Khushi Ram Dabral in his polyhouses and resolved the production and protection related problems raised by him. Professor C. Tiwari also guided Dabral on successful marketing of his produce and assured him to get associated with many agricultural schemes in near future. Dr. Laxmi Rawat provided several bioagents to Mr. Dabral and gave detailed information about farming with bioagents and organic manure and made him aware of the short term as well as long term direct & indirect benefits of using them in farming.
Khushi Ram Dabral said that initially he used to do farming by traditional methods, which was more laborious and less profitable but after adopting scientific techniques in farming, he has not looked back. Many rainwater conservation tanks have been constructed by him to conserve and harvest rainwater. Dabral expressed special gratitude to Dr. Laxmi Rawat who visits his fields from time to time and provides him the scientific techniques along with helping him towards the management practices to avoid diseases and pests of coarse grains and other fruits and vegetable crops.
Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry Professor C. Tiwari (Director Extension), Dr. Amol Vashisht (Associate Director Research), Dr. Arvind Bijalwan (Associate Director Extension), Dr. Laxmi Rawat (Head, Forest Protection) and Dr. T. Bisht visited accompanied the Vice Chancellor on the occasion.