Strengthening of agriculture schemes is need of hour for employment generation: Dulloo
SRINAGAR: Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo today visited Mushroom Section and Floriculture Section of Directorate of Agriculture Lalmandi here.
Speaking on the occasion, Dulloo said that for the overall development of the agriculture sector strengthening of allied wings like mushroom, floriculture, apiculture etc is inevitable. He said mushrooms are emerging as a lucrative option to boost farmers’ income.
He said Mushroom production is becoming popular among the farmers while asking the concerned officers to increase awareness among the farmers regarding the agriculture allied activities like mushroom cultivation.
He further said keeping in view the agro climatic conditions of our region Floriculture has also a great scope.
He impressed upon the concerned officers to formulate strategies so that the educated young farmers could be attracted towards the floriculture sector.
Earlier, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal gave a detailed presentation of various schemes and interventions by the department for the production and promotion of agriculture allied wings like mushroom and floriculture.