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Scientific cultivation of oilseed could fetch better returns: Dir Agri Kmr

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Srinagar: Continuing the valley-wide sowing campaign of Oilseed (Mustard) on mission mode, the Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, today visited Tailbal and other adjacent areas of district Srinagar.

While interacting with the farmers of the area, the Director said that the Department is committed to promote the cultivation of oilseed (Mustard) on commercial lines. He said that using quality seeds provided by the Department and doing its cultivation on modern scientific lines could fetch better returns to the farmers.

He asked the farmers to bring more land under the oilseed cultivation as it is an economically remunerative and sustainable enterprise.

Director Agriculture said the Department is working to introduce new varieties of different crops including oilseeds (Mustard) which could be better performing in terms of production and productivity.

He asked the concerned field officers to offer latest technical interventions to the oilseed farmers so that the cultivation, harvesting and post harvesting management could be done on scientific lines.

The Director during the visit was accompanied by Chief Agriculture Officer Srinagar Mohammad Younis Chowdhary and other senior officers of the Department.

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