Vegetable sector has the potential to ensure economic security for farming community: Director Agri
Inaugurates distribution of vegetable seedlings for Rabi Season at Kitchen Garden Lalmandi Srinagar
SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today inaugurated the distribution of vegetable seedlings for the Rabi season at Kitchen Garden premises Lalmandi Srinagar.
Speaking on the occasion, Director appreciated the efforts of the concerned officers and officials of Kitchen Garden, and Hi-tech Poly House Installations, and said that the Department is vigorously pursuing the ambitious target of providing seedlings of different vegetable crops to the farming community of the region.
The Department has introduced many initiatives to ensure round the year availability of vegetable seedlings to the farmers, he added.
Amid the prevailing agroeconomic scenario, Director Agriculture marked the importance of diverse vegetable cultivation for the region. He said the strengthening of vegetable cultivation in the region could play a vital role in achieving economic security for the farming community.
“Our climatic conditions are one of the most suitable in the country for the cultivation of vegetables (traditional, exotic) therefore to channelize this potential a collaborative approach is needed wherein both the farming community and the Department has to come forward and work shoulder to shoulder,” he further added.
Choudhary asked the concerned officers to organize farmers’ awareness and training programs with a focus on vegetable cultivation so that more and more farmers and uneducated youth could adopt this on commercial lines.
Seed Production Officer Kashmir Ghulam Mohi ud din Kumar, and other officers were present on the occasion.