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STI hub (Science, Technology and Innovation hub) Leh, Ladakh is conducting a two days’ online workshop on “Futuristic Technologies in Agriculture for Sustainable Living”. The program is sponsored by Department of Science & Technology - Science for Equity, Empowerment, and Development (SEED) Division. The STI Hub aims to promote the concept of growth through innovations. In this workshop the participant will learn about the latest technologies for sustainable development of the people living in high terrain (like Ladakh), in the domain of agriculture, livestock and water management.

Program Schedule

Futuristic Technologies in Agriculture for Sustainable Living

Day 1 : 18th January, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time Session
Inaugural Session
9:50 AM Introduction of the STI-Hub & Agenda of Workshop
Mr. Chander Shekhar, Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
10:00 AM Welcome Address
Dr. Sanjeev Khosla, Director, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh
10:20 AM Keynote Speaker
Dr. Sonam Wangchuk, Director, Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh
11:00 AM Special Lecture
Mr. Tashi Tsetan, Cheif Agricultural Officer, LAHDC, Leh
Session 1 : Agriculture
11:20 AM Doubling Farm Income in Ladakh
Dr. Tsering Stobdan, Senior Scientist, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, Leh
12:00 PM Smart Agriculture: Mushroom Cultivation in Cold Arid Region
Dr. Vikash Gupta, Scientist, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Leh
12:40 PM Affordable Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture
Dr. (Ms) Rajul Patkar, CEO, SoilSens Ltd.
1:00 PM Lunch Break
Session 2 : Agriculture Cont.
2:00 PM Agricultural Studies a Remote Sensing Perspective
Dr. Reet Kamal Tiwari, Assistant Professor, Civil Department, IIT Ropar
2:40 PM Scoping of Futuristic Technologies in Agriculture and Relevance to Ladakh
Dr. Subrat Sharma, Scientist-F, Scientist In-Charge, GBPIHED, Ladakh Regional Centre, Leh
3:20 PM Integrated Organic Farming, especially for Short Season: A Case Study on Leh Ladakh
Mr. Zubair Ahmed, Founder, Ladakh Organic Farmer Foundation (LOFF), Leh
4:00 PM Past and Present Agriculture in Ladakh
Dr. Mohammed Deen, President, Ladakh Environment and Health Organization (LEHO), Leh
4:20 PM Future Technology and Methods of Reinventing Farming
Mr. Pranay Kumar, Founder/CEO, The Chakras Farm
4:40 PM AI-based Drones for Crop Protection Precision Spraying and Climate-Smart Agriculture
Ms. Shefali Vinod Ramteke, Founder & COO, PS-1925
Day 2 : 19th January, 2022 (Wednesday)
Session 3 : Livestock
10:00 AM Management of Livestock During Long Winter of Ladakh
Dr. Feroz Sheikh, Sr. Scientist & Head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Leh
10:40 AM Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the Livestock Farming
Dr. Neelesh Sharma, Senior Assistant Professor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Jammu
11:20 AM Field Deployable Nutritional Interventions to Augment Livestock Productivity in Resource-Limited Hilly Terrain
Dr. Ankur Rastogi, Associate Professor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Jammu
12:00 PM Future Tech for Dairy Digitization
Ms. Aparna Divakar, Marketing Manager, Stellapps
12:20 PM Cattle Monitoring and Management Using IOT & AI
Mr. Sreeshankar Nair, Co-founder & CEO ,Brainwired
12:40 PM Climate Adaptation and Technological Interventions in Ladakh
Mr. Lobzang Wangtak, Startup in Ladakh
12:50 PM The Himalayan Chocolate
Mr. Rigzen Nurboo, Startup in Ladakh
1:00 PM Lunch Break
Session 4 : Water Management
2:00 PM Sustainable Water Use and Management
Dr. Praveen Kumar, Scientist, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Leh
2:40 PM Water Issues and Managements in Ladakh
Dr. Jigmet Yangchan, Scientist, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Leh
3:20 PM Alternative Water Sources: Atmospheric Water Generator
Dr. Ramesh Soni, Co-Founder and CEO ,VayuJal Technologies Private Limited, IIT Madras
3:40 PM Applications of Space Technologies for Sustainable Development
Dr. Tsering Tashi, Founder Director, Ladakh Science Foundation, Leh
4:20 PM Summary & Vote of Thanks
Dr. Balvinder Singh, Head, BIC, CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh

Who can apply

Who can apply: Open to Farmers/ Students/ SHGs/ NGOs/ Startups/ Agriculturists/ Innovators working in the field of agriculture, livestock, water quality management.

How to apply

Candidates can apply using online application form (Click Here) available at website .

Important Dates

Last Date of Application : January 17th, 2022

Workshop Duration: 18th - 19th January, 2022

Contact For Any Query

Contact Person : Chander Shekhar Sharma

Contact No. : +91-86966-79611

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