Director Agriculture Kashmir visits Agriculture farm Allowpora

SRINAGAR, MAY 04 (KNS) : The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited Agriculture farm Allowpora, Pulwama .

While interacting with the concerned officers and technical staff of the farm, the Director said that Seed Multiplication Farms are the most important assets with the Department and in order to achieve the target of self reliance in the field of seed production and to reduce the dependence on seeds coming from outside Union Territory and assured seed availability to the farming community of the union territory with respect to all the crops grown in the region, Department is committed to promote these seed multiplication farms on modern scientific lines.
 Iqbal said Development of agriculture farms on scientific lines will not only help the department to follow proper seed multiplication procedure but also will help to transfer the knowledge from land to lab.
The Director exhorted the concerned officer and farm managers to invite farmers and agri entrepreneurs to these farms and hold demonstration sessions with them so that the modern scientific technology could be transmitted to the grassroots level in a comprehensive manner.
He appreciated the staff concerned for successful oats crop status and maximum maize seed germination. He further inspection Rose oil extraction plant and impressed upon the concerned officers to work in association with the extension services to get the maximum output.
During the visit, the Director was accompanied by senior officers of the Department.(KNS) 

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