Dir Agri inaugurates farmers training cum awareness prog at Arin B’pora
BANDIPORA: The Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today inaugurated the farmers training cum awareness program at Arin Bandipora.
Addressing a large gathering of farmers from Arin, Bothu, and adjacent areas of Bandipora, the Director highlighted the importance of centrally sponsored schemes and flagship programs run by the Department for the welfare and development of the farming community of the region.
Director Agriculture impressed upon the farmers to take care of soil health, as it is the basic, inevitable component of agriculture. He said we are the custodians of our resources including soil, and water and we have to ensure their safety and security for generations to come.
Talking about the Rabi Campaign, Director Agriculture said that the Rabi Campaign initiated by the Department from Ist October 2022 under the supervision of the Financial Commissioner, Additional Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo is a valley-wide campaign aimed at promoting the Rabi crop cultivation in the valley.
The department under the Rabi campaign is endeavoring to ensure that more and more cultivable area is brought under the farming of different Rabi crops, especially oil seed, he said.
He marked the importance of the coordinated efforts of departments and representatives of DDCs, BDCs, FPOs, and Panchayat Raj Institutions for the successful implementation of different programs and schemes for the farmers.
Dir also reviewed the performance of an FPO of Bothu, an organic village of Bandipora. He also distributed soil health cards among the farmers. He dedicated a machinery bank to the farmers of the Bandipora district. Director Agriculture also inspected the mushroom unit Bandipora.
Deputy Director Agriculture Planning Mohammad Younis Chowdhary, Chief Agriculture Officer, Bandipora, Mohammad Mujtaba Yahya, senior officers of the department, and a large gathering of farmers were also present on the occasion.