Baramulla: Farmers of different areas of Pattan area of district Baramulla are up in arms against agriculture department that according to the farmers has failed to provide them agriculture seeds.
A group of farmers said that they visited the nearby agriculture office for ‘high quality’ seeds but it failed to provide them the seeds, due to which “people are suffering badly.
“We visited sub-divisional agricultural office Pattan for pea seeds. But the staff present there categorically denied having any kind of seeds there”, the farmers said.
They said, on one hand the government and the agriculture department claim that they are “promoting high quality seeds among farmers for good production” but on the other hand officers of the concerned department are not ready to solve their problems.
Chief agriculture officer Baramulla, Ajaz Ahmad said, “We distributed almost all the seeds among the farmers, and this time we have nothing.” He said if anybody needed the seeds again they should have formally contacted agriculture officials and that they would l arrange the seeds for such people.