‘Reiterates, that benefits of schemes, flagship programs must reach every farmer’
Kupwara: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited different areas of Kupwara district. Director inaugurated a hi-tech poly house at Handwara. He formally initiated the sowing operations of different vegetable crops in the poly house and was briefed by the concerned technical officers regarding the latest seedling production techniques that would be provided to the farmers by using the hi-tech poly house technology.
During his Kupwara visit Director Agriculture addressed a large gathering of farmers including a number of tribal farmers. In his address Director Agriculture reiterated Department’s commitment to reach to the farmers of far flung areas. He asked the concerned officers of the Department to continue organizing awareness/training programmes regarding different schemes and flagship programmes being implemented by the Department for the development and prosperity of farmers of the region. He said our goal is that every farmer on the field gets benefited by the schemes and flagship programmes of the Department and contribute to the progress and prosperity of the agriculture sector in the region.
While talking of the establishing hi-tech poly houses in all the districts of the region Director Agriculture said that the Department is successfully providing seedling of different vegetable crops to the farming community well in time and this process will continue in days to come. Director Agriculture also distributed sweet corn seed among the 50 farmers of Zanglie Kha Charai.
Chowdhary Iqbal said we have special agro climatic conditions that allow us to produce and supply fresh vegetables to other states of the country when they do not have their own fresh vegetables available. This unique feature increases the scope of vegetable production in our region and makes it environmentally sustainable and economically viable venture.
Director Agriculture said that Department has adopted a multi dimensional marketing model by virtue of which the marketing facilities are provided to the farming community at their door steps and our farmers are selling their produce within and outside the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
Director Agriculture appreciated the efforts of Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Handwara Showkat Ahmad Bhat and his team for their team work in reaching out to the farmers and bringing latest agriculture interventions to the farmers field.
Later on Director visited Khumriyal area of the district where he met tribal farmer delegations and took feedback from the farmers regarding the implementation of Rurban Mission program. Director Agriculture also inspected some insecticide/pesticide dealers of the district.
Director Agriculture was accompanied by Deputy Director Law Enforcement Javed Iqbal Samoon, Chief Agriculture Officer Kupwara Nazir Ahmad Wani, District Agriculture Officer Naseer Ahmad Khan, Enforcement Officer North Kashmir Tasleem Quansar and other senior officers the district.