|City||Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India|
|Affiliated to||Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology, Srinagar|
Faculty Of Agriculture, ShereKashmir University Of Agri Sci Technology, Srinagar is affiliated to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology, Srinagar
The university was founded in the year 1982 by an Act passed by the State Legislature of Jammu and Kashmir. It was named after Kashmiri leader Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who is popularly known as Sher-e-Kashmir (Lion of Kashmir). The name given to the university was "Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology" (SKUAST). Initially, the university had jurisdiction over the entire State of Jammu & Kashmir with its headquarter at Shalimar, Srinagar. When the SKUAST Act came in force, the agricultural education, research and extension training units were transferred to SKUAST from various development departments viz; Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and Sericulture of Jammu & Kashmir State. In the year 1998-99, the territorial jurisdiction of the University was redefined by amending the SKUAST Act 1982 under which a separate agricultural University was established for Jammu Division and named as Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) with its territorial jurisdiction extended to the entire Jammu Division. The parent University was renamed as Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K)
The three corner stones of Conservation Agriculture include minimum disturbance to the soil (zero-tillage), infusion of cover crops in cropping systems and keeping the soil protected by mulching. Compared to modern agricultural practices, Conservation Agriculture is fundamental to maintain and sustain the soil quality. The concept uses holistic production systems that promote and enhance agro-ecosystem health together with above- and below-ground biological cycles. If the ecosystem processes are harnessed effectively, Conservation Agriculture provides an opportunity for reducing external input requirements and converting low input agricultural systems into productive ones.
There has been a gradual increase in the area at the global level where the concepts and technologies for conservation agriculture are practiced and at present about 100 M ha are reported to be occupied under these agricultural practices and more than 2 M ha area under the Rice-Wheat based cropping system in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India is cultivated using the resource conservation technologies (RCTs). It has been observed that farmers who adopted these technologies are saving labour, water and energy costs together with attaining higher yields and more returns. To alleviate the problem of global warming, the practices are implicated to help in carbon sequestration and act as a sink for the carbon dioxide. In order to improve the livelihood opportunities and enhance the quality of small and marginal farmers, concerns are being expressed to conserve natural resources and in this context it is recognized that this should be possible through improved technological options, institutional arrangements and appropriate policies in partnership with all stakeholders. Considerable progress has been achieved globally on the technological front in terms of cover crops, diversification especially in maize based cropping system, permanent bed planting with residue cover, introduction of intercropping, laser land leveling, direct seeded rice, zero tillage mechanically transplanted rice, dual purpose wheat and crop-livestock interface.
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Faculty Of Agriculture, ShereKashmir University Of Agri Sci Technology, Srinagar offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Faculty Of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University Of Agri Sci & Technology, Srinagar offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in B.Sc AgricultureView Details Duration: 4 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
Faculty Of Agriculture, ShereKashmir University Of Agri Sci Technology, Srinagar is affiliated to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology, Srinagar.
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