Strengthening of agriculture schemes is need of hour for employment generation: Dulloo
Visits Mushroom, Floriculture sections of Directorate of Agriculture Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo today visited the Mushroom Section and Floriculture Section of the Directorate of Agriculture Lalmandi here.
Speaking on the occasion, Dulloo said that for the overall development of the agriculture sector strengthening of allied wings like mushroom, floriculture, apiculture, etc is inevitable. He said mushroom is emerging as a lucrative option to boost farmers’ income.
He said Mushroom production is becoming popular among the farmers while asking the concerned officers to increase awareness among the farmers regarding agriculture allied activities like mushroom cultivation.
He further said keeping in view the agro-climatic conditions of our region Floriculture has also a great scope
He impressed upon the concerned officers to formulate strategies so that the educated young farmers could be attracted to the floriculture sector.
Earlier, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal gave a detailed presentation of various schemes and interventions by the department for the production and promotion of agriculture-allied wings like mushroom and floriculture.