Baramulla: In order to provide a backup to upscale cropping intensity of vegetable seedlings under controlled conditions a Hi-tech poly houses which would maximize the outreach among the enthusiastic growers by expanding introduction of high value crops of Exotic vegetables for better remunerations was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today at wagoora Baramulla.
Interacting with the farmers and enthusiast growers, the director said that the Department is in mission mode to promote the vegetable sector of the valley and aims at providing more and more vegetable seedlings to the growers for achieving self sufficiency in vegetables. He said by erecting these hi-tech poly green houses the Department will be able to provide three times more seedlings of hybrid, local as well as exotic vegetables to the growers so as to improve their well being.
Andrabi said the department aims to register a maximum number of growers to undertake vegetable cultivation. He asked the farmers to adopt this activity for domestic as well as commercial purposes.
Pertinent to mention this Hi-Tech Poly houses costing Rs.10.03 lacs have been installed under Capex-2019 with latest features like humidity control, fogger system, temperature controller and heating system for harsh winters.
Later Director visited the demonstration plot of Mushkabudji Rice at Kuchwa Muqam, Baramulla.
Joint Director Agriculture inputs Amir-ud-din Andrabi, Joint Director Agriculture Extension Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, Chief Agriculture Officer Baramulla Mohammad Yousuf Shah, other officers of the District besides farmers and growers of the area were also present.