Union Additional Secretary Visits Vegetable Clusters In Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Vivek Agarwal, visited high potential vegetable clusters of Maloora, Sub Division Srinagar.

Speaking on the occasion, Additional Secretary said that organic cultivation of vegetables and other crops would play a key role towards preserving the biodiversity and maintaining ecological balance in the region. He said this is an eco friendly form of farming and is economically sustainable.

During the visit, while interacting with the farmers, Additional Secretary asked the farmers for keeping themselves in constant touch with the Department of Agriculture to avail benefit of latest technological interventions in the field and get themselves updated with the farmer friendly schemes launched by Government of India for their welfare.

Chief Agriculture Officer, Srinagar, informed the Additional Secretary about the progress on implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes and flagship programs. He highlighted the achievements viz a viz organic vegetable cluster, introduction of micro irrigation under the concept of more crop per drop and related initiatives.

Additional Secretary appreciated the efforts of the department for motivating the farmers towards adopting new initiatives for sustenance and improving their socio economic status.

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