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Highest Krishi Vigyan Kendra to be Opened at Nyoma, Leh

Jun 7, 2013 09:43 IST

Highest Krishi Vigyan KendraNyoma, Leh: Highest Krishi Vigyan Kendra is to be set up in the region.

The highest Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of India will be set-up at Nyoma, Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir at an altitude of about 14000 feet.

The main aim of the KVK center in the location is to improve fodder production of the region and provide fine health care to roaming animals in the area. It also aims towards introducing vegetable production under protected environment and impart training to women on animal care.

The Nyoma Krishi Vigyan Kendra is expected to bring up substantial change in the lives of the people of nearby areas. Most of the people living in the region are nomads and rear pashmina goats. Promoting stable agriculture in the region is a challenge because of the extreme cold and dry weather here.

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