Srinagar- Scores of women farmers were felicitated at a function on Friday with Director General Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat hailing the efforts of members of social enterprises “Seed Solutions” (SEEDS) for their work.
The event was organised by SEEDS at Tumlihal in Pulwama district to felicitate its women farmers and DG Bhat distributed the training certificates and awards amongst them.
Bhat interacted with the members of SEEDS and also congratulated its founder Sanna Masood for the work she has done for the economic and social upliftment of women of the village by providing them sustainable livelihoods through various trainings and Resource Centres.
Bhat also visited a hi-tech sustainable Strawberry Farm developed as a pilot project by Seed Solutions and praised Dr. Nayeema Jabeen Chief Horticulturist SEEDS for her innovative approach and dedication.
DG expressed full support for the work being carried out in the farm and said that he is hopeful that these type of projects will inspire and encourage others as well to earn their livelihood from the cultivation of strawberry.
Director General also expressed his solidarity with women farmers and entrepreneurs who are working in the state and also highlighted the importance of collective farming
He said that social, economic and educational upliftment of rural women is the need of the hour in the state.
He also said that living with dignity is the fundamental right of women and today’s visit is aimed at giving feeling to the members of the organisation to believe in their potential and encourage them to work with more enthusiasm and added spirit.
He then distributed various Knapsack sprayerd, Irrigation pumps, authorization for construction of Poly Green House and Vermi-compost unit and other tools to the cluster.
A large number of women folk participated in the event.
The event was attended by General Manager DIC Pulwama Dr. Zahoor Ahmad, CHO Pulwama, Financial Literary Officer J&K Bank, Assistant Registrar Cooperative, Representative of NRLM and other field officers of Department of Horticulture and Agriculture.
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