Incentive to Farmers for purchase of Agri Machinery

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Farm Machinery Mela held at Aishmuqam Pahalgam

PAHALGAM – In order to make machinery & other equipments available at the door-steps of the farmers of the Valley, Agriculture Department is organizing Machinery Melas throughout the Valley. As a part of this programme Farm Machinery Mela was held at Aushamuqam today.

On this occasion MLA Pahalgam Rafi Ahmad Mir advised farmers to adopt new methodology & techniques to increase agriculture production. He stressed upon the officers to act as a bridge between Lab to Land, so that communication gap from researchers to farming community & making all efforts for achieving high productivity. MLA appreciated the efforts of the department to reach out to farmers in far flung areas of Valley. He stressed the farmers to coordinate with department in implementing all the schemes launched by the department of Agriculture, which will help to increase the economic status of farming community.

Chief Agriculture Officer Mohammad Iqbal Mir said that todays’ Machinery Mela shall provide them opportunity to interact with the experts of various fields of agriculture besides availing benefits on various schemes at their door-steps. In this Mela several authorized dealers displayed different kinds of Agricultural Machinery and other tools.

The farmers of Pahalgam Sub Division purchased 4 Tractors, 12 Tillers, 88 Irrigation Pump Sets, 12 Foot Sprayers, 3 Power Sprayers and 7 Paddy Cutters, on which a incentive of Rs. 16.75 Lakhs will be provided by the Agriculture Department.

Among others District officer, officers and field functionaries of the department besides large number of farmers were present in the Mela.

Meanwhile, such types of Farm Machinery Melas were held at Srinagar, Budgam and Kunzar as well.

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