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Up-gradation of Seed Multiplication Farms our prime agenda: Director Agri Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: To take stock of post-harvest management activities at Seed Multiplication Farms, Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited SM Farms at Padgampora and Alawpora.

During the interaction with the officers and farm staff, the Director said that the Department is working on a plan to upgrade all seed multiplication farms of the Department on modern scientific lines.

 He highlighted that good quality seed is a foundation for the successful cultivation of a crop which finally leads to the socio-economic transformation of the farming community. Director Agriculture said that the Department is making all possible efforts to ensure the availability of high-quality seeds produced from the departmental seed multiplication farms to the farmers well in time.

 He reiterated the importance of the introduction of real-time technologies in the cultivation of paddy and other crops.

Chowdhary stressed the officers for ensuring quality planting material and creating an effective and sustainable system of supply of high-quality seeds for the development of agriculture in the valley.

He impressed upon the officers associated with the farm to maximize the production and productivity of the farm so that more and more farmers could have access to the quality seeds of different crops at affordable prices.

During the visit, the director was accompanied by senior officers of the department.

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