Organic farming to fetch vegetable farmers high prices
SRINAGAR: To review the progress of implementation of different state and centrally sponsored schemes and projects in all the districts of Kashmir division, Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi held a meeting here on Monday, an official press note read.
During the meeting, the director was apprised of various activities carried out by the department at ground level.
According to the press note, technical assistance is being provided to farmers by field functionaries for the sustainable development of agriculture and allied wings.
The funds released so far have been allocated judiciously and almost 100 percent expenditure of funds on the implementation of different schemes has been achieved, the press note read.
The progress on the migration of bee colonies from the valley was also discussed during the meeting.
The director impressed upon the concerned that every technical support and guidance should be made available to beekeepers and farmers and the proceedings should be closely monitored.
Steps taken for the introduction and implementation of e-governance and efforts for water harvesting amid changing climatic conditions in the valley was also discussed.
Director agriculture Kashmir highlighted the importance to stand by the guidelines and quality of work during the execution and implementation of different schemes and projects.
He asked the officers to “come up with innovative ideas and steps” that after proper discussions and debates would be “incorporated in the proposals for making new plans” for the betterment of the farming community.
Andrabi called upon the concerned officers to “adopt cluster villages as model villages for organic vegetable production” so that vegetable farmers could fetch more prices for their produce.
He asked the participating officers that the achievements made under different schemes should be showcased properly so that it could create an impact in the comprehensive development of agriculture sector.
He also impressed for coordinated efforts and assured cooperation and assistance for the development of socio-economic status of the farming community, the press note added.
Director Rakhs and Farms, Joint Director Agriculture Inputs/Extension, Project Coordinator Mushrooms and all chief agriculture officers of Kashmir division were present at the meeting.