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Research in Horticulture & Forestry of special significance to farmers in mountainous regions: Kovind

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Research in horticulture and forestry has a special significance for farmers in mountainous regions such as in Himachal Pradesh and, over the past three decades, the Dr Y S Parmar University has contributed significantly to advancements in the field, President Ram Nath Kovind said today.
 
Addressing the 9th convocation of the University, the President noted that it has the distinction of being the first Horticultural University in Asia. He congratulated students of the University for choosing to pursue their education in the agricultural sector.
 
This sector, he is said, is associated with the prosperity of farmers, the rural community and the entire country. He said he considered each student and teacher of this University to be a technically-equipped friend and partner of the farmers of Himachal Pradesh as well as other parts of the country.
 
Mr Kovind said the goal of education should not be limited to simply getting a job. They can start their own enterprises by using their skills and learning. There is immense potential in the field of fruit and vegetable processing.
 
With their knowledge and enterprise, graduates of the University could help consumers in the country and abroad get better food products and help farmers get better value for their produce. 
 
He urged the students to take advantage of various schemes and initiatives of the Union and state governments to set up their businesses in the agriculture sector.
 
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