Farmers trained about latest mechanised agriculture practices to save on labour

Srinagar: The Department of Agriculture Kashmir has taken an initiative to educate the farmers regarding Hi-tech agricultural practices to save labour as well as time while performing the agricultural activities in their fields. For the first time mechanized Paddy transplanting has been introduced at Seed Multiplication Farm Padgampora. The event was kick started by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, in presence of Farm Manager Seed Multiplication Farm Sartaj Ahmad Shah, field Functionaries of Agriculture Department and a large gathering of farmers from adjoining villages.
While interacting with the farmers Joint Director said that traditional way of rice planting is labour intensive and involves drudgery while mechanized rice planting is cost effective and operation friendly. It helps in maintaining soil physical properties and is considered to be better from crop management and productivity point of view. Chowdhary said that the Department is always on the forefront in educating fellow farmers regarding latest technological interventions and innovations by means of which the production and productivity is enhanced and the socio economic condition of the farmer is improved.
He said the introduction of mechanized paddy transplanter will enhance the production and productivity of paddy in the region as the paddy nursery prepared for transplant is prepared under special care and the sowing of paddy seedling is maintained line to line, row to row with proper distance.
Farm Manager Padgampora on the occasion said that the paddy transplanter is going to transform the overall production of the farm with low labour inputs and time saving.

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