SRINAGAR: To take on field assessment of different Agricultural activities during the ongoing season, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal visited different areas of Srinagar district.
During the visit, the Director inspected various vegetable fields, maize fields of the farmers and Paddy Seed Villages laid by the department. He said that a special approach must be adopted while implementing different schemes for the benefit of the farming community.
The Director stressed the officers and field functionaries to work in a more professional and coordinated manner. He impressed upon them to work with added dedication to reach out to the farmers and address their issues so that their interests could be safeguarded in the best possible manner.
He said we are chasing the target of doubling the farmer’s income by the year 2022 and are taking all possible steps and interventions to realize this dream.
During the interaction with the representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Farmers of Fakir Gujri, Director assured them that the department is in a process to reach out these far flung areas with latest technological interventions and schemes.
He urged upon them to keep close coordination with the field staff of the department to avail farmer’s friendly schemes.
On spot instructions were passed to Chief Agriculture Officer Srinagar to organize special training programs regarding lavender cultivation, as this area is having a huge potential for its cultivation which in the long run will prove to be a game changer in enhancing the socio economic status of the area .
Chief Agriculture officer Srinagar, Mohammad Younis Chowdhary on the occasion said that Srinagar district is achieving new strides in vegetable production and is working to provide better marketing avenues to the farmers. He further added that an FPO has been already established at Danihama for tomato crops in the district.
This FPO has already been approved by the District Monitoring Committee (DMC) and the case has been submitted with NABARD.
The Director was accompanied by Chief Agriculture Officer Srinagar Chowdhary Mohammad Younis, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Srinagar and other senior officers and officials of the district.