DDC Poonch flags-off farmers’ tour

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POONCH: A group of 15 farmers drawn from different areas of the district Poonch was flagged-off for 3-day training programme by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Rahul Yadav here on Wednesday.
The training programme is being organised by the department of Agriculture at SUKAST Jammu under National Mission on Agriculture & Technology (NAMET), an official handout read.
The DDC, while interacting with the farmers, exhorted upon them to update their knowledge in integrated farming system comprising crop production, vegetable cultivation, mushroom growing, bee keeping, vermi composting, animal rearing and cultivation of spices especially garlic.
Chief Agriculture Officer S Inderjeet Singh impressed upon them to interact with the scientist & research scholars to know and learn about the latest methodology of crop cultivation, read the handout.
The DDC also distributed 3 Power tillers and 2 tractors under SMAM&PMDP among the farmers. The beneficiaries will get a subsidy of Rs 49,000 and Rs 1.25 lakh power tillers and tractors, respectively.
The DDC also inspected agriculture material (poly green houses, power sprayer, plastic crates, vermibeds) procured from Agro Industry Development Corporation Jammu for distribution among the farmers under PMDP and Spices Development Programme, the handout read.
A similar type of exposure visit within the state of 15 farmers from different areas of sub-division Mendhar was flagged-off by SDM Mendhar, Mohammad Afzal Mirza, it added.