Srinagar: The Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today held a meeting to review the stock, supply and distribution position of different chemical fertilizers in Kashmir Division at Agriculture Complex Lal Mandi, Srinagar. He took a detailed district wise report of the physical availability of different chemical fertilizers in the valley.
Joint Director Agriculture Extension Shahid Iqbal, Deputy Director Law Enforcement Kashmir Javeed Samoon, Assistant Director Law Enforcement Srinagar Sheikh Imran, authorized representatives of leading fertilizer manufacturing companies, wholesale fertilizer dealers of the valley were present in the meeting, while as all the Chief Agriculture Officers of Kashmir Division participated virtually.
While addressing the meeting the Director Agriculture said that the department is working for the welfare of farmers therefore to address their issues on priority basis is the primary job. He said that all the efforts should be put in to ensure the availability of quality fertilizers at right time to the farming community.
Those indulging in black marketeering are actually trying to create an artificial shortage of fertilizers but the department’s enforcement wing along with the other stake holders must take timely action as per law to control such activities, he added. Director Agriculture gave instructions to concerned officers cancel the licenses of all those erring fertilizer traders who are working against the interests of the farming community.
He impressed upon the fertilizer dealers to keep sufficient stock of different fertilizers available so that the farmers may not suffer due to their shortage.