Srinagar: To take stock of the present status of oil seed crop (Mustard) Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal Wednesday visited different areas of Kupwara district.
Keeping in view the commercial importance of oil seed crops and the heavy dependence of imports for edible oils from other states of the country, the department of Agriculture this year has organized a massive campaign to introduce oil seed in almost all the districts of Kashmir division. Pertinently this year additional areas were brought under national mission on edible oils to promote the oil seed (Mustard) sector in Kashmir Division.
During today’s visit Director Agriculture Kashmir met some farmer delegations also and while having deliberations with them he assured them of every cooperation and technical supervision from the department. Furthermore, the Director impressed upon the officers / officials of the department to make this massive campaign (under National Mission on Edible Oils) successful and contribute their bit to realize the benchmarks and targets already set by the department for this year in the oil seed sector. He said that the officers/officials have to be more determined and innovative when it comes to the implementation of different schemes on ground
Chowdhary Iqbal stressed upon the officers of the district to sensitize the farmers regarding the benefits of different Centrally Sponsored Schemes & Flagship programmes implemented by the department for the progress and development of the farming sector.
Director Agriculture said that the Department is focusing on bringing new crops to the agriculture scenario of the valley. He said the encouraging trend is that farmers from different sections of the society and economic class are accepting this with open arms.