HDFC officially launches Parivartan project at SKUAST-K
Srinagar, Mar 18 (KNO): The HDFC Bank on Saturday officially launched Parivartan project here at SKUAST-K as part of its CSR initiative.
Chief guest of the event, Additional Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo attended the launch ceremony and addressed the participant.
Officials informed the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the project aims to foster socioeconomic development of the society by sustainably empowering communities.
“The HDFC Bank, as part of its CSR initiative ‘Parivartan’, has partnered with ISAP India Foundation—formerly known as Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals in an exemplary effort to strives towards developing sustainable micro enterprises thereby transforming the lives of rural agriculturalists in the valley of Kashmir,” reads the official statement.
It reads that the ‘Kisan First Programme’ is the name given to the multi-pronged activities aimed at creating awareness regarding Farmer Producer Organisations.
The programme lays emphasis on alleviating poverty and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for the rural poor and ultra-poor farmers of 6 districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The target of the programme is to enhance the income potential of 10,000 farmers in six districts of Kashmir, namely Shopian, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara and Pulwama,” it reads.
The event commenced with opening notes by Dr Tahir Nazir—J&K State Head ISAP.
Later the stage was then taken over by Imam Din, Managing Director of J&K HPMC, who addressed the farmers.
On the occasion, the attending BoDs and CEOs were also felicitated for their active participation.
At the event, Deputy Director, National Horticulture Board, J&K Chapter, Sansar Ahmed, shared the Horticulture schemes in Kashmir.
The Vice Chancellor of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-K), Dr Nazir Ahmed Ganai enlightened the farmers with his in-depth understanding of the local scenario and its challenges—(KNO)
Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT
Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.
According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .
“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”
Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.
“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)
Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo
Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.
The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.
Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.
Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]
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