Dir Agri Reviews Preparedness For Vegetable Seedling Distribution Drive

SRINAGAR- The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal Saturday took stock of the preparations for the valley wide distribution drive of vegetable seedlings among the farmers.

He visited different seedling production installations including Seed Multiplication Farm Gangbug, Seed Multiplication Farm Harran and Hi-tech poly house Kitchen Garden premises Lalmandi.

Director Agriculture impressed upon the concerned officers/ technical experts to ensure that all the preparations for this valley wide campaign are completed well in time.

Speaking on the occasion, the Director said that the valley wide seedling distribution drive will commence from 24th of February 2022 in a phased manner. In addition to commercial vegetable cultivation, the vegetable enterprise is being adopted by the kitchen garden lovers, backyard farmers of the urban areas also, therefore this has raised the demand for vegetable seedlings manifold, he added.

Director asked the concerned officers/technical experts to work in close coordination so that the valley wide seedling distribution drive could be made successful.

Agri Dept Organises One-Day Workshop On Market Linkage Of Farm Produce

The Department of Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare department district Anantnag in collaboration with Policy Advocacy Research Centre (PARC) Mumbai conducted a one day Training/ Awareness program at Dak Bankglow Khanabal, here.

The programme was organised to initiate Marketing linkage of farm produce in which besides officers of Deptt of Agriculture, sectoral officers of allied departments and experts from KVK also participated.

Chief Agriculture Officer, Anantnag while delivering the inaugural lecture briefed the committee about the potential of district Anantnag. The FPOs, organic vegetable producers and progressive farmers while interacting with the committee raised various issues and sought avenues for marketing of their products.

A committee headed by Ruchita Rane and Joint Director Agriculture Marketing responded to the  queries of farmers and stressed on value addition, grading and packaging of the produce.

Committee later visited various fields of progressive farmers at Shangus and organic vegetable cluster Bangidar, Anantnag.

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