Dir Agri for motivating farmers to adopt scientific and latest farming techniques to enhance productivity

Srinagar: To discuss the performance, development and to set future targets and objectives under CAPEX and CSS, Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today Convened high level meetings of District Kulgam and District Shopian.
The meeting held threadbare discussion on progress under Soil Health Card Schemes, latest status of KCC/PM-KISSAN/ PM-KMY Scheme, status of registration of new FPOs viz a viz submission of DPRs, status of Kharif crops 2021 and implementation of Road Map adopted for supply of quality pesticides in District Shopian and Kulgam.
Speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture highlighted various initiatives taken by the department in promoting the Agriculture Sector. He asked the officers to take the farmers’ interest into consideration while implementing the schemes.
Director Agriculture stressed upon the participating officers to gear up their field functionaries for reaching out to the farming community of their respective districts to educate them about the latest techniques being implemented in agriculture sector at national as well as international level, so that they adopt these techniques and get benefitted.
He emphasized upon the Chief Agriculture Officers to compile the Basic Agriculture Data of their respective districts with in the shortest possible time, so that while devising the future programmes and schemes the data will help to conceive the programmes in such a way that every marginal as well as progressive farmer get profited.
He stressed upon the CAOs to strengthen the Soil Testing laboratories of their districts and achieve the 100 % percent target of soil testing under Soil Health Card Scheme.
Chowdhary Iqbal congratulated the Team Kulgam for giving full support to the village Wanigund Qoimoh in making the village a vegetable exporting role model. He asked the CAO Kulgam to explore more and more villages under vegetable clusters and provide them all sort of hand holding required for successful vegetable cultivation. He exhorted upon the officers to guide the farming community to adopt scientific and latest farming techniques to enhance the production and productivity for maximise their earning.
Director laid a special stress on bringing HIRPORA village of Kulgam District on Agri Tourism, as this area has a lot of potential with regard to the agro climatic conditions, which in long run will help in bringing visitors to the villages and ultimately boost the economy of the area. He further said that special emphasis should be laid on the cultivation of Potato and Sweet corn in these districts.
Later Director inspected various Hi tech poly green houses and farmers fields of District Shopian and Kulgam.
Director was accompanied by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Shahid Iqbal and other senior officers of the Department.

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