Farmers advised to raise vegetable nurseries during off-season

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GANDERBAL: Department of Agriculture, Ganderbal on Wednesday organised a Kissan Kalyan Diwas (or Farmers Welfare Day) under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan programme at Chek-Duderhuma here. District Development Commissioner Ganderbal Piyush Singla was also present on the occasion.
Farmers from different zones of Ganderbal district participated in the programme during which farmers were given demonstrations on various farming-related practices like collection of soil samples from the field, mushroom cultivation, honey bee cultivation and organic farming. Farmers were also sensitised about raising vegetable nurseries in poly-green houses and cultivation of vegetables during the off-season, read a handout.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC Ganderbal asked the officers and field functionaries of the department to gear up for the effective implementation of different sponsored schemes.
He also urged the farmers to take advantage of schemes available with the department to increase the farm yield and to enhance their financial standing, it read.
Various speakers on the occasion appraised the gathering regarding various programs being implemented by the department for the betterment of the farming community and provided technical know-how regarding various income generating schemes.
The DDC also distributed hybrid seeds and soil health cards among the farmers.