The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Muhammad Iqbal today visited Agrostology farm Aru Anantnag.During the visit, the Director inspected different blocks of the multiplication farm and interacted with the concerned technical experts regarding various latest interventions adopted by the farm this year.
Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal said that the departmental farms must focus on the development and multiplication of high yielding varieties of fodder crops and appropriate production of good quality seed.
He said the departmental farm has to play a pivotal role in achieving the ambitious goal of self-reliance in the field of seed requirement. He assured the concerned officers of every possible support for strengthening the farm on modern scientific lines.
The Director said that from the last two years the department is diversifying the departmental farms in terms of crops and other agriculture activities. ``We have achieved good results vis-à-vis farmers' satisfaction over the quality of planting material but still there is a great scope for improvement'', he added.
He emphasised upon the concerned officers to invite farmers and agri-preneurs from the concerned areas to these departmental farms and hold demonstration sessions with them so that the modern trends and technologies in this trade could be imparted to the grass roots level in a comprehensive manner.The Director was accompanied by Deputy Director Planning and other officers of the department.