Dir Agriculture Kashmir visits district Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited Gulabagh and other adjacent areas of district Ganderbal. During his visit Director Agriculture inaugurated the valley wide campaign of Oilseed crop sowing.
While interacting with the farmers of the area Director Agriculture said that Oilseed is one of the important crops of Kashmir Valley. He said that using quality seeds provided by the Department and doing its cultivation on modern scientific lines could fetch better returns to the farmers. He asked the farmers to bring more land under the oilseed cultivation as it is economically remunerative enterprise.
Chowdhary Iqbal said the Department is working to introduce new varieties of different crops including oilseeds which could be better performing in terms of production and productivity. Director Agriculture asked the concerned field officers to offer latest technical interventions to the oilseed farmers so that the cultivation, harvesting and post harvesting management could be done on scientific lines.
Director Agriculture also had a session with a group of apiarists at Hadoora Gulabagh who brought their issues including the marketing of their produce to his notice. Director Agriculture assured them that the Department would provide them with the multi dimensional marketing platform wherein they could get maximum returns for their produce.
He was accompanied by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Shahid Iqbal Sheikh, Deputy Director Planning Mohmmad Younis Chowdhary, Chief Agriculture Officer Ganderbal and other senior officers of the Department.

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