Kashmir's Agriculture Director reviews centrally sponsored schemes
Srinagar/IBNS: To review the progress of multiple centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs) in Bandipora district, the Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Muhammad Iqbal Sunday paid a visit to the district particularly Seed Multiplication Farm Sumbal and the recently established Vegetable Farm.
The Director took stock of different preparations for the upcoming sowing season and held an interaction with the concerned officers, farmers and other stakeholders.
Iqbal asked the concerned officers to ensure maximum seedling requirement of different vegetable crops is met from departmental seed multiplication farms and the seedling is available well in time.
He stressed the need to further streamline the working of departmental agriculture farms to meet much of the domestic seed/seedling requirement.
Officers were also directed to make an effective strategy to increase the in-house production of vegetable seedlings.
The Director maintained that the department is working on a roadmap to add new dimensions/marketing options to the vegetable sector as this has a great potential for employment generation and socio-economic transformation of the farming community.