Srinagar: Additional Secretary Vivek Aggarwal (IAS) Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of India visited high potential vegetable clusters of Maloora, Sub Division Srinagar.
Speaking on the occasion the Additional Secretary said that in order to preserve the biodiversity and ecological balance in the region the organic cultivation of vegetables and other crops would play a key role. He said this is an eco-friendly form of farming and is economically sustainable.
During the visit while having interactions with the farmers, the Additional Secretary asked the farmers for keep themselves available with the Department of Agriculture for receiving the latest technological interventions and get themselves updated with the farmer friendly schemes launched by the Government of India for farmer welfare.
The Chief Agriculture Officer Srinagar who along with other officers received the Additional Secretary on their arrival informed him about the progress on the implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes and flagship programs. He highlighted the achievements viz a viz organic vegetable cluster, introduction of micro irrigation under the concept of more crop per drop etc.
Additional Secretary appreciated the efforts of the department for motivating the farmers to adopt new initiatives for sustenance and for improving their socio economic status.