‘Quality seedling key to sustainable agriculture’
Srinagar: Joint Director Agriculture Farms, Procurement Mandis, Promotion of Spices and Medicinal Plants Dr. Syed Waseem Ahmad Shah today visited Kitchen Garden Lalmandi, Srinagar. He inspected different plots (blocks) of the Kitchen Garden and took stock of latest interventions being adopted there during the production of seedlings of different vegetable crops.
During his visit Waseem had an interactive session with the concerned officers/officials. He reiterated the importance of quality seedling in the sustainable agriculture economy.
Joint Director Agriculture Kashmir asked the concerned officers to ensure the optimum use of the land available with the Kitchen Garden. The hi-tech poly houses in the kitchen garden played a great role in the urbanization of backyard agriculture in Srinagar and adjacent urban areas, which is one of the priorities with the Department, he said and added.
Waseem impressed upon the concerned officers to ensure that the bio-waste produced from the Kitchen Garden is converted into the vermicompost and the other waste is disposed off on proper scientific lines. He asked the officers to explore different dimensions of seedling production and make the kitchen garden an income generating centre for the Department.