KATHUA: Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Wednesday inaugurated a Paddy Procurement Centre at village Palli of district Kathua.
The objective of setting up paddy procurement center at Palli and four other places in Hiranagar sub-division is to help the entire paddy growing farming community in the area to get the best price for their produce and to raise their socio-economic status, an official handout read.
The opening was attended by Joint Director (SLUB), Bhulesh Zutsi, Manager Procurement FCI, Raj Kumar, Chief Scientist Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Amrish Vaid, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) Kathua, Arun Gupta, District Agriculture Officer (DAO) (Extn), Sanjeev Rai Gupta and Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer Hiranagar, Raju Mahajan.
Speaking on the occasion, Joint Director (SLUB), Bhulesh Zutsi and Manger Procurement, Raj Kumar appreciated the efforts of the Department of Agriculture for selecting suitable site for setting up the procurement center at Palli. Joint Director also trained the farmers regarding the latest agriculture techniques.
Chief Scientist KVK, Amrish Vaid and CAO Kathua, Arun Gupta, apprised the farmers about various latest scientific techniques that could be adopted by the farmers for increasing their production and productivity and also keeping their crops disease and insect-pest free.
The farmers were also introduced to various agriculture related schemes by DAO Extn, Sanjeev Rai Gupta, the handout read.