Strategize field activities, cropping systems to experience minimum impact of prevailing climate Scenario: Director Agriculture

Srinagar April 11:(KNS)   Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today reviewed the functioning of the department, progress on the implementation of the centrally sponsored schemes in a meeting at Agriculture complex  Lalmandi Srinagar.

While addressing a meeting Director Agriculture said that the current climate scenario is a challenge and could have potential impact on various agriculture activities, therefore we have to strategize our field activities and interventions in order to experience minimum impact of the prevailing climatic conditions.
Chowdhary Iqbal asked the officers to maintain focus on the economic security of farming community of the region. The cropping system must be in line with climatic conditions, economic sustainability he said and added.
Director Agriculture Kashmir appreciated the efforts of Agriculture Extension assistants for their commendable role in the implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes and flagship programs on ground. He said there are a number of success stories by these professionally highly trained technocrats in the field that need to be replicated all over the region so that the technology dissemination in an impressive manner could be achieved.  
Director Agriculture highlighted importance of  diversification of the agriculture activities like organic cultivation, mushroom production, apiculture, introduction of exotic varieties, new fodder crop varieties etc.
Director Agriculture reiterated that every single penny allocated under different centrally schemes must be utilized for the benefit of the farming community. Director asked the officers to work in close coordination for the successful implementation of various programs and for the development of farming community.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Zaffer Ahmad Hakeem , Joint Director Agriculture Inputs Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Joint Director Agriculture Farms, Shri Iqbal Singh, Joint Director Apiculture and Mushroom Mohd Syeed Pir, Joint Director Agriculture Engineering Mohammad Iliyas Khateeb, Joint Director Marketing Mohammad Qasim Gani, Deputy Director Planning Mohammad Younis Chowdhury, all chief agriculture officers and other senior officers of the department.(KNS) 

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