Mir for cultivating cash crops
GK NEWS NETWORK
Gurez, July 31: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir said that there is urgent need to adopt a new strategy of cultivating crops of higher economic values and utilizing available agriculture land to its optimum to get self sufficiency in agriculture produce, an official statement said. The Minister said this while addressing first of its kind Kissan Mela at Dawar, Gurez this afternoon.
MLA Gurez, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi and MLA Bandipora, Nizam-ud-Din also spoke on the occasion.
The Minister said that modern agricultural technology needs to be blended with conventional methods to enhance the quality and increase the yield to enable higher returns and international acceptance. He said diverse cropping pattern and utilization of modern farm technology were significantly important in this regard.
“Popularizing double and triple cropping pattern by taking to modern technology and using high yielding varieties of seeds besides application of balanced doses of fertilizers were need of the hour”, he said asking the Director Agriculture Kashmir and Jammu to concentrate on this aspect and encourage growing of cash crops as a regular farming practice.
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