Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal on Sunday visited different areas of Shopian district and took stock of various agriculture activities in the district.
While speaking to the media person and farmer gatherings at different places, the Director Agriculture said that the department is working on a robust agriculture marketing policy wherein all the efforts are made to ensure that a wide range of marketing options are available to the farmers so that they could fetch maximum returns for their produce.
Director expressed satisfaction and said, “Kashmir based Agriculture produce commodities are now available at national and international markets. our agricultural produce is finding its place in new national and international markets and this is very encouraging.“
He highlighted the importance of organic cultivation during his visit to the different organic vegetable clusters at zainpora Shopian. “Our climate is our opportunity and under the holistic development of agriculture special focus has been shifted to explore the climatic opportunities of the region,” he said and assured the farmers that the department is with them at every step of their journey to the success.
Director Agriculture inaugurated a community deep borewell at Kralchakh Zainpora, Shopian to provide assured irrigation facilities to agriculture fields of the area.
Earlier, Director Agriculture kick started distribution of seedlings of different vegetable crops at Sumbhal sub-divison of Bandipora district. Interacting with the farmers, the Director Agriculture said that department is committed to provide seedling of different agriculture crops to the farmers of the valley round the year. He marked the importance of hi-tech polyhouses in the overall development of the vegetable sector.
The Director was accompanied by Deputy Director Planning Mohammad Younis Chowdhury, Chief Agriculture Officer Shopian, Chief Agriculture Bandipora, Seed Production officer and other senior officers of the department.