Director Agriculture Kashmir interacts with Agri-entrepreneurs at Ganderbal

Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district and had an interactive session with some progressive agri-enterpreneur’s. While expressing his views during the session director agriculture said that entrepreneurship in agriculture and allied wings is the future and department is committed to the promotion and strengthening of entrepreneurship culture in the region. We are providing technical guidance to the intending Agri-entrepreneurs and various initiatives have already being taken up by the department in this direction He said and added .
Chowdhary Iqbal highlighting various farmer friendly schemes which have been devised to transform the rural economy and requested the participating entrepreneurs to avail these schemes for sustenance and economic prosperity.
Directed assured the participants that the department is always at the back of the farming community and urged upon the officers to increase touring to the farmers field with latest recommendations and suggestions from agriculture universities and other institutions.
Director said that the Department has recently taken some initiatives which include Farmer Darbars, establishment of Model Farm Schools at district headquarters, holding of awareness camps and Kisan Melas, Exposure visits , introduction of farm mechanization for updating the common farmer and strengthening the entrepreneurship culture in the Agriculture Sector/Agri entrepreneurs of the district.
Chief Agriculture Officer Ganderbal Ajaz Ahmad highlighted the achievements made by the district at various levels and assured the director that all possible support and technical guidance is being provided to the farmers of the district .
During the interactive session one of the agri entrepreneur Qazi Mubashir shared his experience with the participants and said that he has brought 40 kanals of barren land under cultivation with the support and technical guidance of the department and was successful in cultivating 14000 plants of water melon which resulted him to fetch Rs 2.00 Lacs as income he further said by this Endeavour he not only was able to achieve good results but also created employment opportunities for many unemployed youth of the area. Now we are collectively diversifying this piece of land for vegetable cultivation and other activities also he added. He appreciated the departments support and cooperation during the entire activity.

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