Hyderabad: Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday inaugurated a two-day regional workshop, 'Youth as Torch Bearers of Business Oriented Agriculture in South India', organised by Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) in collaboration with TAAS (Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences), APAARI (Asia-Pacific Association of Agricul-tural Research Insti-tutions) and ICAR- Naarm.
The Governor underscored the importance of innovations to bolster the agriculture sector and make it a profitable livelihood.
“Indian youth must utilize the opportunities available in the agricultural sector to, in course of time, emerge as torch-bearers of business-oriented agriculture,” she said. Addressing the gathering, PJTSAU Vice-Chancellor Praveen Kumar said “There are several corporate players, community-based organizations, farmer cooperatives and processing industries, which all can influence the mindset of youngsters to make profits out of farming while ensuring welfare of communities.”
“The linkages between these change agents are localized, thereby denying opportunities for a larger audience to learn, challenges and success stories of young men and women, who made a name for themselves in the agri-business domain,” he said....