IG BSF, Director Agriculture Kashmir organize farmer outreach program at Daver Gurez

Border area Development our top priority: Director Agriculture Kashmir
GUREZ: Continuing the collective efforts by the Agriculture Production and Farmer Welfare Department Kashmir and Border Security Force (BSF) for the development of border areas, a farmer outreach program was organized at Daver Gurez with the aim to promote, Kala Zeera (Black cumin) and cultivation of organic potato in the region.
The program was jointly inaugurated by the Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal and Inspector General Border Security Force (BSF) Raja Babu Singh at Daver Gurez. The program was attended by a huge gathering of farmers, officers from the Department and B.S.F.
Sharing his thoughts I.G, BSF Raja Babu Singh said that this collective effort by BSF and the Department of Agriculture Kashmir will definitely create the difference and will serve the purpose. He said such farmer centric programs for the people of border areas will continue in the coming days.
Expressing his views, Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal highlighted various initiatives by the Department for the benefit of the farming community of border areas. He marked the role of organic cultivation of Kala Zeera (Black Cumin), Potato and other such crops for the economy of the region.
Iqbal said the produce from the region is organic and the department has a multifaceted marketing policy in place so that the farmers could fetch attractive returns for their produce. Director Agriculture said the Department is vigorously working to showcase this organic produce at national and international level so that the socio-economic transformation of the farmers of border areas like Gurez could be achieved.
Deputy Director Planning Mohammad Younis Chowdhary, Deputy Director Agriculture (Central) Kashmir, Waheed-ur-Rehman, Chief Agriculture Officer Bandipora Mohammad Mujtaba Yehya and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.

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