Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed AltafAijazAndrabi Sunday said that use of latest technologies and innovations coupled with a scientific approach and skilled manpower is a must to provide a requisite boost to the agriculture sector.
He said this during a departmental meeting he chaired here on Sunday to review the agriculture scenario in the valley.
Andrabisaid that the level of awareness with respect to the real-time trends and techniques in the field of agriculture among farmers holds key to boost Agriculture sector.
“We need to figure it out why the youngsters today are not too keen to do the farming. The reasons need to be analysed and addressed in a way that every effort should be made to introduce the new economically attractive, glamorous and sustainable dimensions in the field of farming,” he said.
Andrabi said that participation of youth in the field of Agriculture and its allied wings will lead the state to an economic self-sufficiency.
Earlier, he was briefed about various youth-centric initiatives taken up by the Department in different allied wings.
The Director also inaugurated a common facility centre for women employees of the Directorate of Agriculture here at Lalmandi.