Agri dept to explore avenues to target int’l market

Agri dept to explore avenues to target int’l market

KULGAM: To review the progress and achievements made under the implementation of different state and centrally sponsored schemes in district Kulgam, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi chaired a meeting of officers of the department here on Tuesday, an official press note read.
The meeting was attended by Chief Agriculture Officer Kulgam, concerned Sub-Division Agriculture Officers, besides Agriculture Extension Officers and technocrats of the department.
According to the press note, Chief Agriculture Officer Kulgam gave a presentation with respect to the first hand information about the overall activities carried out by the department during the implementation of different projects and schemes in the district.
The expenditure of funds on various agro-activities, different benchmarks and targets achieved, various assets established and the progress made under e-governance were some of the main highlights of the meeting.
The director was briefed about the various steps taken by the department to make the proceedings more digital and electronic.
To promote vegetable production on the latest scientific lines, different vegetable clusters have been identified and adopted by the department, the press note read.
Director agriculture highlighted the need to identify the potential areas of vegetable production in the valley and impressed upon the concerned to explore the opportunities for achieving a place in international market for vegetable export. He further said that there should be a cordial relationship between farmers and the department to achieve the desired goals.
He impressed upon the concerned that after the intervention by the department and after providing the latest technology to the farmers, the change in the socio-economic status of the farmers should be analysed and documented properly.
Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi appreciated the technocrats, officers and other field functionaries for ensuring the successful implementation of various state and centrally sponsored schemes in the field of agriculture, the press note added.