Governor Acharya Devvrat today stressed that farmers should adopt kiwi farming at large scale to improve their economy as they could get remunerative prices for it in the markets besides preparing various other products out of it. He said kiwi could be cultivated successfully in lower Himachal Pradesh.
He was speaking after visiting the fruits and floriculture sites developed at Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Forestry and Horticulture, Nauni in Solan district.
He said Himachal was known as fruit bowl of the country and there was need to intensify the work in this sector. He underlined the need for adopting organic farming, which would ensure better prices to the farmers besides protection of environment.
Later, while during his address on the occasion of closing ceremony of Inter college sports meet and cultural programme, the Governor urged the students and young scientists to work for promoting organic and natural farming through scientific research. He also urged the students to keep the university campus free of drugs and avoid fast food which was very harmful for health.
Acharya Devvrat distributed prizes to the winners of the sports and cultural meet.
Vice Chancellor of the University Dr. H.C. Sharma said that the University had been ranked at fifth place in the category of agricultural universities of the country.