Synergy of efforts between Universities & Research Institution for conduct of Research for sustainable development of J&K: Guv

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governor 111Jammu  : There is a need for synergy of efforts between different universities and Research Institutions of State particularly in regard to conduct of research in the areas which are relevant for the sustainable development of J&K State, Said Vohra in his concluding remarks.
For the first time in the history of Science Congress, the Governor of State has chaired the session for more than two hours. Chairing Prof. Ram Nath Chopra Symposium for more than two hours, Sh.N.N. Vohra, Governor of J&K State and Chancellor, University of Jammu today emphasized that more interactions of this type must be held so as to evolve better strategies for combating various problems being faced by the masses. He further suggested that a document based on the presentations made by the panelists should be prepared and submitted to the State Government for appropriate action.
He further suggested that there is a need to speed up efforts towards amelioration of miseries of the people through interventions of Science and Technology. Later Governor Vohra also interacted with the Speakers of the Sessions.
Earlier Prof. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu thanked Governor of J&K State and Chancellor, University of Jammu for taking this initiative for having a special on Science and Technology imperatives and opportunities for sustainable development of J&K.
Prof. Ishar further added that it is a unique opportunity which has brought together distinguished scientist to brainstorming on the issues pertaining to Science and Technology Imperatives and Opportunities for sustainable development of J&K.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir delivered a lecture on topic “Earth and Solar Resources as influencing factors of sustainable development of J&K”. He focused on goals of sustainable development and threw light on two aspect of how Glaciers are to be sustained and their importance and other on, various scientific reasons leading to earthquake and to protect ourselves from such disasters.Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Director IIIM, Jammu dwelt in detail on the topic entitled “Opportunities for Aroma Industry in J&K: Creation of new Industrial Biotechnology Parks”. He stressed upon J&K having specific opportunity to emerge as an Aroma industrial Unit and shared about the scientific infrastructure, various Prototype Projects that have been started in J&K and introduction of various crops for aroma industry.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Tej Partap, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST, Kashmir spoke on the topic converting unsustainable to sustainable farming economy in J&K. He spoke on the technology factors.
Dr.Ajay Koul, Director Research, SKUAST, Kashmir delivered a lecture on topic “Technological breakthroughs that can help transform Temperate Sericulture based livelihood Economy of J&K farmers”. He focused on current status, components and various factors that are affecting Silkworm rearing and major constraints coming in-between them and various precautions such as Pre rearing disinfection, leaf for Chawki worm, leaf storage, leaf sizing, bed cleaning, moulting care etc to be taken for good silkworm rearing
Dr. Shafiq Wani, Director Research, SKUAST, Kashmir spoke on breaking the technology barriers in major niches for economic transformation of the farmars in Jjammu, Kashnmir and Ladakh. He stressed on the imperatives and opportunities of bringing in ‘Kashmiriat’in farm research.
Dr. R.B. Shrivastva, Director , DIHAR, Leh spoke on how the basket of technologies can transform the economy of people of cold arid region of Ladakh.
Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Registrar and Director The School of Biotechnology delivered formal Vote of Thanks.