The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal today inaugurated high tech poly houses at Arwani Anantnag and Khadniyar in Baramulla. He also distributed tractor and other agricultural machinery among the farmers.
The Director Agriculture also kick-started distribution of vegetable seedlings raised on scientific lines under hi-tech poly house conditions at kitchen garden Bijbehara And Arpath Anantanag.Addressing the farmers, Director Agriculture said that agriculture mechanization has an important role in overall development of the agriculture sector.
He said the department is vigorously pursuing the ambitious target of providing seedlings of different vegetable crops to the farmers of the valley and in this direction the department has already introduced many initiatives.
He appreciated the efforts of the concerned officers/ officials of kitchen garden Bijbehara, Arpath and asked the concerned officers to organize farmers awareness cum training programmes with the focus on vegetable cultivation so that more and more farmers, Educated youth could adopt this on commercial lines.
Chowdhury Iqbal said that valley wide seedling distribution will continue in phased manner. He said demand for vegetable seedling is increasing every year as backyard farming and kitchen garden cultivation is increasing which is an encouraging trend for the overall development of the agriculture sector.
The Director Agriculture also visited different areas of District Anantanag and Baramulla and took stock of various Agriculture activities.The Director Agriculture was accompanied by Chief Agriculture officer Anantnag Ajaz Hussain Dar, chief Agriculture officer Baramulla Yadvinder Singh, District Agriculture Officer Anantnag, Baramulla and other senior officers of the department.