Training programme on soil testing held by Directorate of Horticulture

Srinagar: A one day collaborative training on “Basic Techniques of Soil Testing” was held at Directorate of Horticulture Rajbagh, Srinagar. The training was organized by the Department of Horticulture and was a part of capacity development of the employees of the Department.
Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Director General Horticulture Kashmir in his introductory remarks emphasized the challenges in horticulture particularly the soil health status in the present scenario of Horticulture sector in Kashmir and the Department’s role to overcome the challenges. He stressed on the importance of soil testing in the present mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for doubling farmers’ income. He opined that soil testing should be a prerequisite before establishing any orchard.
Director General Horticulture later thanked all the participants and ensured more such training will be conducted from time to time.

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