Agriculture Department celebrates beginning of Kharief Season

Valley wide awareness programs launched by Director Agriculture

Kupwara: In a series of events to celebrate the beginning of Kharief Season and to continue the department’s farmer outreach program Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal visited remote areas and habitations of frontier district Kupwara.
During the visit Director met a number of delegations from different villages including Teetwal, Simari, Dringla, Amrohi,Gabhra. The delegations brought their issues to the notice of Director Agriculture who gave instructions to the concern officers for the redressal of some of the issues on spot and ensured the delegations that their demands would be taken care of on priority basis.
During the interaction with different delegations director agriculture said that the department has decided to reach every farm operating family at their doorsteps through the farmer outreach program. He said the department has started a valley wide awareness program about the different schemes and flagship programs being run by the department so that the farmer could get benefits at the right time.
The department is working on a program where the main focus is on the educated youth to increase their participation and contribution in the agriculture sector he said and added.
Chowdhary acknowledged the vast potential for agriculture sector in the frontier district and said the department is working with full commitment to channelize this potential.
Director asked the officers of the department to work in close coordination with the Panchayat Raj Institution’s and farming community so that the latest agriculture interventions and programs could reach farmers well in time.
Earlier Director Agriculture inaugurated a Hi-tech Poly house and Zag Rice processing mill at Dringla. He issued on spot directions to the concerned officers to utilize the whole Dringla Farm for vegetable seed production and vegetable cultivation.
Besides a large gathering of farmers District Development Councilor Najma Hameed, Block Development Chairperson Teetwal Nishada Parveen, Joint Director Apiculture and Mushroom Farooq Ahmad Shah, Potato Development Officer Kashmir Waheed-ur-Rehman, Divisional Seed Certification Officer Kashmir Mir Aijaz Hassan, Agriculture Information Officer Javed Ahmad Shah, District Agriculture Officer Kupwara Naseer Ahmad Khan, Chief Technical Officer Sheikh Farhan and other senior officers of the district were accompanied by the director.

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