Awareness among farmers necessary for better farming: Farooq Andrabi

ANANTNAG: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (SKUAST) organized a one-day fair cum awareness camp on Pradahan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana at Kreeri Shahabad Dooru in Anantnag today.

Minister of State for Haj & Auqaf, PHE and Irrigation & Flood Control, Power Development, Industries & Commerce, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, and Member of Parliament Nazir Ahmad Laway were present on the occasion.

Mr. Farooq Andrabi said agriculture and allied sectors should fulfill the needs of the farmers by providing them awareness about latest methods of farming.  He also interacted with the farmers and advised them to sow seeds and plants of varieties according to the climatic condition of the area.

The Minister also highlighted the importance of the Fasal Bima Yojana. He said the aim of the scheme and the holding of camps is to make aware the farmers on scientific farming for high yielding crop both in agriculture and in horticulture sectors.

 Speaking on the occasion, Mr.  Nazir Laway said farmers should avail benefits under the Yojana for improving their livelihood.  He said the Yojana was formulated to provide protection to farmers in natural calamities like floods, hailstorm and un-seasonal rains.

He also announced release Rs. 5 lakh for purchase of high density apple and other variety plants by the KVK Kreeri out of his MP LAD fund and assured the farmers that every possible assistance will be provided to them.

Coordinator KVK, Kreeri, officials of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sheep, Animal Husbandry and LDM Anantnag and a large number of farmers attended the camp.


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