Identify land for water harvesting tanks to avoid water scarcity, DDC Shopian directs officials

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SHOPIAN: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Shopian, Owais Ahmed on Tuesday directed the officials of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and others to join hands and to work in cooperation to ensure better results in marketing, increase in agricultural and horticultural activities for boosting the economy of district Shopian.

He was speaking at a meeting held to review progress and development under horticulture sector in the district. During the meeting threadbare discussion were held regarding different schemes of horticulture sector in the district, an official handout read.

The DDC directed the concerned that the soil testing teams should be mobilised for the benefit of farmers. He asked the concerned officials to “identify the land for water harvesting tanks so that people do not face any difficulties in case of water scarcity”, further directing the concerned to meet the demand of organic fertilisers, establishing more vermicompost units, read the handout.