Farm Machinery Mela at Kangan

Incentive of Rs. 35.13 Lakh to be provided to Farmers

GANDERBAL – To reach at the doorsteps of farmers with latest technologies and machinery, Farm Machinery Mela was organized at Dak-Bungalow Kangan here today.

On this occasion Director Law Enforcement J&K M.S. Katoo said that Department has already launched various Agriculture Schemes to benefit the farming community & called upon them to come forward to avail the benefits of these farm friendly programmes. He said that use of new technologies & modern machinery would help to increase production but also reduce labour component. He said that farmers of valley will purchase different kinds of machinery & other equipments and tools worth Rs. 45 crores during current year, for which department will provide Rs. 10 Crores as subsidy component to the farmers. He said that need of hour is to develop agriculture on the latest & Scientific technology, and stressed in increasing agriculture production by new methods.

Additional District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Mr. Itrat Hussain Rafiqui advised farmers to coordinate with Agriculture Department, so that dream of agriculture revelation could be translated into reality. He asked farmers to participate in training camps & awareness programmes organized by the department to remain updated with latest technology & machinery in the field of agriculture & allied sectors.

Stalls of various authorized dealers were setup in the mela. The farmers of Sub Division Kangan purchased 15 Tractors, 23 Power Tillers, 132 Irrigation Pump Sets, 13 Foot Sprayers, 125 Tool Kits, 2 Plant Protection Equipments, 2 Power Driven Equipments & 24 Poly Green Houses, for which incentive of Rs. 35.13 lakhs will be provided.

Among others Chief Agriculture Officer Ganderbal, Officers & field functionaries of the department and the large number of farmers were present on the occasion. Farmers appreciated the efforts of Agriculture Department for organizing such Melas.

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