Director Agriculture Kashmir Conducted a day long tour of District Budgam

Acquaint the farmers and growers regarding the water management techniques to meet out water scarcity during the dry spell

20 free of cost motorized paddy threshers distributed among the Panchayat Halqas of Sub- division Chadoora.

Srinagar August 14:(KNS) Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi conducted an extensive tour of District Budgam to access the impact of unprecedented dry spell on standing crops. During the day long tour he visited Paddy Seed Village Kanihama, Potato seed villages, Kanidajan Vegetable clusters at Doniwara, Banihar and farmers field of various villages of the district.
During the visit director said Global change in weather dynamics is making visible impact on agriculture scenario in Kashmir. Weather parameters are globally changing so the need of the hour is to upgrade the agriculture operations and strategies as per the demand . Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers and crop experts of the department to visit the fields and advise farmers with respect to different preventive measures and modifications in the agricultural practices. Proper instructions and advisories must be issued to the farmers as per the local requirements and all the efforts must be put in place to save the crop losses, Chief Agriculture Officer Budgam was asked to mobilize his field functionaries to advice the farmers to take remedial measures and save Kharief sown crops from adverse weather conditions, Andrabi directed the field functionaries to be in field during the crisis time and acquaint the farmers and growers regarding the water management techniques to meet out water scarcity during the dry spell.
Director Agriculture called upon the officers to adopt proactive approach in reaching out to farmers to ensure speedy deliverance of technical guidance and moral support to the farming community. Later Director Agriculture, distributed free of cost 20 motorized paddy threshers among the panchayat halqas of Sub- Division Chadoora in a function held at SDAO Office Chadoora following all SOP’s regarding Covid-19 Speaking on the occasion Director said that the department is committed to propagate mechanized farming among the farming community for reduction in threshing time in order to obtain required quality output. Andrabi further added that the mechanized farming not only helps to increase the efficiency and timeliness farm operation but also results in saving labour as well as other inputs, which results in higher net returns for the farmers. Joint Director Agriculture Inputs Amir ud din Andrabi, Joint Director Agriculture Extension Chowdhary M. Iqbal, Project Coordinator Mushroom Farooq Ahmad Shah, Deputy Director Agriculture Syed Waseem Ahamad Shah, and other concerned officers were accompanying the director.(KNS)

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