RAWALPINDI: A 15-day training session on Testing Indigenous Hydroponic Model concluded here on Friday at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR).
This was 5th training session and 45 farmers got training on Hydroponic Agriculture under the Punjab Government Project funded by Agriculture Development Bank to train the farmers on Hydroponics Technology.
A total of 200 farmers from across the country will get training under this project. Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz was the chief guest while Additional Secretary (Planning) Agriculture Department, Punjab, Dr. Ghazanfar Ali Khan was the guest of honor at the concluding ceremony which was also attended by deans, directors and farmers.
Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad, in his address said that intervention of hydroponic technology has leaped behind inventions in the field of agriculture. It is best source for getting hygienic, up to mark & quality vegetables and fruits, he added.
He emphasized that the farmers should practice this technology at domestic level for expertise and expand their learning to the native areas in the fields so that everybody could enjoy the fruit of viable agriculture at every level, instead of limited persons or specific class.
He assured that hydroponic technology would increase the production as well as income of the farmers and ultimately would lead the country towards development and for the achievement of economic goals through foreign earnings.
Dr. Ghazanfar Ali Khan addressing the participants thanked and congratulated the PMAS-AAUR VC for the successful launching and completion of the project and achievement of the goals.
He said the successful execution of this project has changed the game and would expand the scope of agriculture from traditional to high level modern agriculture.
He hoped that the farmers would put in all efforts for the expansion of this technology at national level for the development of the country.
He said, the government has sufficient funds for the developmental & research projects but commitment and dedication for the successful execution of projects are needed for viable results.
At the end chief guest distributed certificates among the participants of the training.