SRINAGAR: The Department of Agriculture has provided 7000 quintals of hybrid maize seed to farmers in Ganderbal district besides providing subsidy of 90 percent on other hybrid seeds for the Kharief season.
This was disclosed by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad while inaugurating Kissan Mela at Ganderbal.
He said the department is a motivating force and implements the Centrally Sponsored Schemes ,other developmental programmes for the benefit of farming community.
Adding that various seed varieties were provided to the farmers of Ganderbal on 90% subsidy during this Kharief season with 7000 quintals of hybrid maize seed provided to the farmers on demand.
The event was was inaugurated by Minister for Agriculture Production Ghulam Hassan Mir while as Minister of State for Agriculture, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi attended the function.
Mir said that the mission of the Government is to achieve target growth rate for agriculture sector by improving agri-production through various intervention and improving income level of farmers by successful implementation of various schemes and programmes.
The Minister stressed upon the officers to ensure food security of the State by enhancing productive and production of crops and also make agriculture a sustainable economic activity for the farmers.
While addressing the gathering Gurezi said that Government has launched various welfare schemes for upliftment of the farmers. He stressed upon them to come forward and avail the benefits of the schemes like RKVVY, Vegetable initiative for urban cluster, ISOPOM, Technology Mission and ATMA.
The mela was farmers of Kangan, Lar, Ganderbal and Wakura blocks.