PS AP&FWD sees progress made during Ganderbal Vist

GANDERBAL: Principal Secretary Agriculture Production and Farmer’s Welfare Department (AP&FWD), Navin Kumar Choudhary today visited Kangan and other areas of district Ganderbal to take stock of the progress made during massive drive held by the Department of Agriculture to double the area under oilseeds (Mustard) under ‘National Mission on Edible Oils”.
During the visit, the Principal Secretary monitored the sowing operations at some places and interacted with the farmers. Principal Secretary said that earlier after harvesting the Paddy crop only a small percentage of land was brought under Oilseed cultivation, but now the Department has held a drive to ensure that more and more area is brought under the cultivation of Oilseeds in the valley.
The Principal Secretary said that the Prime Minister’s vision to minimize the dependence on the import of edible oils is the actual idea behind this massive campaign to double the area under the cultivation of oilseeds.
Navin Choudhary said that we are importing a large quantity of edible oils from other countries and by organizing such drives we could increase our own edible oil production to a large extent.

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