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Dir Agri kick starts distribution of vegetable seedling at Sumbal

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Says, ready to cater demand for upcoming season

SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, today visited District Bandipora and inspected the Hi-tech Poly-House at Sumbal where various vegetable seedlings are prepared for the upcoming season.

On the occasion, Director Agriculture further applauded the efforts made by the concerned field staff and also kick started the distribution of vegetable seedlings for indoor cultivation.

Meanwhile, Director Agriculture reiterated the commitment made by the Department to keep the vegetable seedlings ready for distribution earlier than the normal schedule.

Chowdhary also visited organic village Watpora and interacted with the farmers of the village. He said we are unique in producing and supplying fresh organic vegetables to the people of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and outside due to our special agro climatic condition.

Director laid emphasis on the organic vegetable cultivation and also adoption of zero budget natural farming so that quality as well as safety measures are also being taken into consideration for vegetable cultivation.

Moreover, he asked the concerned officers and technical staff of the hi-tech poly houses to add more vegetable crops (traditional/exotic) to their lot, so that the farmers could be provided with more options to add to their basket.

He was accompanied by Deputy Director Planning Mohammad Younis Chowdhary and Chief Agriculture Officer M Mujtaba Yahya and other senior officers of the district.

Later, Director Agriculture Kashmir along with a team also visited Seed Multiplication Farm Pattan to review the different activities carried out at the farm.

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