Uri farmers aghast over non availability of seeds at government stores

BARAMULLA: The farmers of different village of border town Uri are up in the arms against the department of agriculture who according to them failed to provide them different kinds of seeds at crucial farming season.

The farmers from Garkote, Nambla, Salambad, Jabla and other on Monday said that despite assurance from the Director Agriculture and other officials of the concern department that they will provide all the commodities at door steps in any situation, however, we are facing hardships due to non availability of seeds like maize and other for our lands. They said the our lands are ready and season is on its peak but when it is not available in government stores what can we do. Not only in Uri, the people in Tehsil Boniyar, and Narvaw also complaints that highbrid maize seeds are not available at agriculture stores due to which farmers are waiting and visiting their office regularly.

Fayaz Ahmad a local said that there are 25 villages in Tehsil Narvaw and the department 150 kilogram maize seeds for these thousands of people, similarly few quintiles of seeds was send to Tehsil Boniyar, where population are in thousands and most of the people are using only maize on their fields. The appealed director agriculture and other officials of district administration to look into the resolve their issues as soon as possible so that people can feel a relief.

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