Zero Budget Natural Farming Need of the Hour: Dir Agriculture Kashmir
Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal Monday visited the Kitchen Garden Scheme at Lalmandi, Srinagar and inspected various activities carried out at the said scheme.
Director Agriculture kick started sowing of vegetable seeds in green houses at Lalmandi, Srinagar and asked the Seed Production Officer Kashmir to implement the roadmap designed in letter and spirit so that the sufficient quantity of seedlings are produced to cater the population involved in kitchen gardening.
Director Agriculture laid strong emphasis on zero budget natural farming based on the four pillars viz Jeevamrit (nectar of life), Beejamrit (Seed Treatment), Acchadana (mulching) &erned officers to put in all the efforts to ensure that only the sufficient quantity of seedlings of different vegetable crops are made available to the consumers (farmers/kitchen garden lovers) but new crop verities are also introduced in these hi-tech poly green houses.
Director Agriculture Kashmir was accompanied by Seed Production Officer Kashmir Gh. Mohi ud din Kumar, ,Incharge Kitchen Garden and other officers of the Department.