Kupwara: Unleash, Strengthen & Maintain the ability of the field extension set up, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department Kashmir organized a daylong capacity building /training program at Town Hall Kupwara for the officers/officials of the district.
Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal inaugurated the program. While delivering his inaugural address Director said the capacity building is a practice that tends to improve the range of skills and competencies. The Department is working to increase the efficiency and capacity building of the officers and officials of the department so that they can deliver in an efficient way while implementing different flagship programs and schemes.
Chowdhary stressed upon the participants for understanding the importance of conducting these kind of programs which ultimately can bring the visible change on ground and can become a game changer in reviving the agriculture sector. He impressed upon them to utilize the training contents with interest so as to update themselves with the latest agricultural interventions.
On the occasion Joint Directors and Chief Agriculture Officers rendered technical session to the officers & grass root extension functionaries of the district on different latest technical aspects relating to Agriculture. They also deliberated upon certain priority issues, schemes, guidelines and policies being implemented by the department and also delivered lectures on micro irrigation system, marketing of organic agriculture produce, mushroom/apiculture, management of farms, and on schemes like PM-KMY, NFSM, PM KISSAN, KCC, Soil Health Card, and other CSS Flagship programs.
The capacity building program was attended by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Kashmir Sheikh Shahid Iqbal, Joint Direct Apiculture and Mushroom Development Kashmir Mohammad Syed Peer, Joint Director Agriculture Marketing Mohammad Qasim Gani, ,Joint Director Agriculture Inputs Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Deputy Director Planning Mohammad Younis Chowdhary,Chief Agriculture Officers of Kashmir Division, Deputy Director Law Enforcement Javed Ahmad Samoon, Divisional Seed Certification Officer Mir Aijaz Hassan besides officers of the district Baramulla.
Earlier Director Agriculture Kashmir visited Gulipora, Rajwara, Hachmarg, Kupwara and newly established vegetable Farm at Khahipora, Handwara. During his visit to these areas Director Agriculture met a number of farmer delegations who presented their demands and Director Agriculture ensured them that their genuine demands shall be taken care of on priority.