Quality of fertilizers, pesticides decide future of agri sector: Director

Srinagar: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal on Sunday inaugurated an awareness programme on quality control of fertilizers/pesticides at Town Hall Kulgam.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture Kashmir (who was the chief guest) highlighted the importance of quality control of fertilizers/pesticides in the region. He said the quality of different inputs including fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc is of paramount importance to the overall success of an agriculture enterprise. He underscored the need for awareness among the farmers about the quality parameters of different agricultural inputs.
Director Agriculture asked the stakeholders to work with more coordination. He said the quality of fertilizers, pesticides would decide the future of the agriculture sector in the region.
He asked the farmers to minimise the use of chemical fertilizers and adopt an organic way of cultivation. He said the trend is changing and it is shifting towards the organic cultivation of different agricultural crops.
Later, Director Agriculture Kashmir visited Shopian and chaired an interactive meeting with fertilizers and pesticides dealers. He took a review of the stock, supply and distribution position of insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers in the district.

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