Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kupwara kick started seven days skill development training programme on “Scientific Beekeeping” today on 5-10-2021 in the meeting hall of District Developmemnt Commissioner office Kupwara. The inaugural function was attended by Mr. Imam-ud-din, worthy District Development Commissioner Kupwara, as Chief Guest, Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Worthy Director Extension SKUAST-K, as Guest of Honour, Mr. Nazir Ahmad Wani, Chief Agriculture Officer Kupwara, besides Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK-Kupwara, other scientific staff of KVK and participants of the training. Programme was moderated by Dr. Raies Ahmad Bhat, Scientist Agronomy. Dr. Sajad Mohiudin presented the welcome address and overview of the training programme. Chief Agriculture Officer Kupwara presented the remarks and highlighted the importance of Beekeeping in the district and also made a mention of various schemes available with the department for farmers and rural youth. Worthy District Development Commissioner Kupwara in his inaugural address appreciated the efforts of Director Extension SKUAST-K for showing his keen interest in the welfare of the farming community of District Kupwara. He also appreciated the KVK for its outreach and role in the dessimination of technologies to the far flung areas of the District Kupwara. He advised the participants to gain knowledge from this programme and establish their own units. Worthy Director Extension SKUAST-K in his address deliberated on women empowerment and briefed about the role of women in honey production. Worthy Director Extension advised the participants to formulate SHG’s and FPO’s of honey production after completion of the training programme. Worthy Director Extension directed Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK-Kupwara to send a group of 15 desirous participants to SKUAST-K, Shalimar campus where they will be imparted trainings on Bee Keeping and others. Programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. F.A.Raina, Scientist Plant Protection.