Educated youth must come forward and adopt vegetable cultivation as career option/ DAK
Srinagar : Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today inaugurated the second phase of vegetable seedling distribution drive at Kitchen Garden Premises Lalmandi, Srinagar. Speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture appreciated the efforts of the concerned officers/officials of Kitchen Garden and Hi-Tech Poly House installations and said that the department, to a great extent, has been successful in making vegetable seedlings available to the farming community round the year and this endeavour will continue till the set targets are achieved.
Director Agriculture highlighted the importance of vegetable cultivation for the region and asked the educated youth to come forward and adopt this as a career option.
Chowdhary Iqbal said that amid climate change and global economic scenario strengthening of vegetable cultivation in the region could play a major role in achieving the economic security for the farming community. Our climatic conditions are one of the best in the country for the cultivation of vegetables (Traditional, Exotic) therefore to channelize this potential a collaborative approach is needed wherein both the farming community and the department has to come forward, he said, and added.
Pertinently a large number of farmers, kitchen garden lovers and back yard farmers across the valley were present on the occasion.
Earlier Seed Production Officer Ghulam Mohiudin Kumar Kashmir gave a detailed overview of different interventions, vegetable crops that have been grown in the kitchen garden for distribution.