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Divisional-level training, orientation prog on “Fodder Resources for J&K” held at Lalmandi

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SRINAGAR: A Divisional level training cum orientation programme was held today at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi here.

The training programme was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal.

Addressing the participants, the Director Agriculture underlined the importance of fodder crops for managing the livestock feed demands. He said that the department is already working on a strategy for bridging the gaps in the demand and supply of feeds and fodder crops.

Director Agriculture said that the department is raising quality fodder crops in departmental farms and the seed is then provided to the farmers so that these fodder crops could be introduced and replicated in the farmer’s field.

Iqbal said that under the holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors, special attention has been paid to the rejuvenation and promotion of pastoral systems and grasslands. He said that our Agro-climatic conditions are conducive to the cultivation of high-quality fodder crops therefore all efforts must be put in place to explore and get benefited from these agro-climatic conditions.

He asked the officers of the allied departments to work in coordination for the successful implementation of projects under the holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors.

Joint Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Mohammad Hussian, Deputy Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Ghulam Hussian Mir, officers of the agriculture department, animal husbandry department, and KVKs among others participated in the training programme.

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