Comprehensive plan chalked out to strengthen rural economy: Director agri

Comprehensive plan chalked out to strengthen rural economy: Director agri
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SRINAGAR: To create awareness among farmers regarding the strategies to be adopted for doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, Department of Agriculture on Wednesday observed ‘Kisan Kalyan Kariyashala’ in all the development blocks of Kashmir division as a part of ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan’.
The divisional-level event was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi.
According to an official handout, director agriculture said the focus of the event was dissemination of information to farmers on various real-time innovations that have been strategised to strengthen the rural economy.
“A comprehensive plan has been chalked out to strengthen the farm economy,” he said adding that in the event various success stories and progressive farmers at block level were given due recognition for their efforts.
During the event, discussions between the farmers and agri-experts were also held in order to introduce the concept of adoption of latest technology in the agriculture sector to boost their income, the handout read.
Similar functions were also held at all the district headquarters of Kashmir division, it added.