Jammu/Udhampur/Kargil, May 4 (Scoop News) – The extreme climate prevalent in Khumbathang and nearby areas does not permit locals to utilise farming techniques used in rest of the mainland.
As per delayed reports Forever in Operations Division realising the need to educate the locals, organised a kissan mela (Farmer festival ) at Khumbathang garrison as part of its ongoing Sadbhavana efforts.
Defence spokesperson Col DK Kachari said that a group of eminent scientists headed by Dr Narender Singh, a scientist of
Honorable Haji Ghulam Amir Kamran, Officiating CEC, LAHDC addressed the mela and stressed on the locals to utilise the facility offered by the army and conveyed his appreciation to the army. He also asked the local population to extend their full support to the army and emphasised on close relationship between Jawan and Awam. Ghulam Mohd Khan, Chief Agriculture Officer, Kargil also addressed the gathering urging them to learn the techniques being explained. He thanked the army for organising the Kissan Mela for the farmers of Kargil.
The mela was a grand success as it was attended by about 500 people from the