Rs. 22.45 lakhs incentive will be provided to the farmers for purchase of machinery
Tangmarg – Impressing upon farming community to avail benefits under various centrally sponsored schemes available in the Agriculture department was disclosed by Director Agriculture Kashmir Dr. Farooq Lone while inaugurating Farm Machinery Mela at Town Hall Kunzer. He said, Technology based mechanized farming has revolutionized the agriculture across the globe. He said, progress in agriculture sector is crucial to the overall economic development of State, farmers need to put in every effort to increase productivity.
Lone said that adoption of innovative scientific techniques is also resulting in higher returns to the farmers and thereby raising their socio economic status. He advised farmers to come forward and take benefits of various farm friendly schemes launched by the department and added that your co-operation would help the state come out from food scarcity.
Chief Agriculture Officer, Baramulla, Hilal Ahmad said that the objective of organizing Farm Machinery Mela throughout valley is to aware the farmers with modern agriculture machinery, equipments, other tools and also help them to aware benefits of various schemes at their door steps. On this occasion authorized dealers displayed different kinds of agriculture machinery and tools in the Mela.
Large number of farmers participated in the Mela and they appreciated the efforts of agriculture department to reach out to the farmers. On this occasion farmers of sub division Tangmarg purchased 15 Tractors, 20 Power Tillers, 65 IP sets, 15 Foot sprayers and 150 Tool Kits for which Rs. 22.45 lakhs incentive will be provided to the farmers by the Department.
Among others, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer, officers and field functionaries of the department were present.
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