Farm machinery mela held
GK NEWS NETWORK
Kulgam, Dec 11: Director Agriculture Kashmir Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone has impressed upon the farmers to adopt latest technology in Agriculture to increase production, productivity and thereby their economic status.
This was stated by Director Agriculture while inaugurating Farm Machinery Mela cum Mass Awareness Programme at Chowgam, Qazigund today.
He said that the development of Agriculture and welfare of farming community is top priority of the Department.
He said the objective of organizing Kissan Mela and Farm Machinery Mela throughout valley is to acquaint the farmers with Modern Agriculture Machinery, Tools & Equipments and also help them to avail benefits of various schemes at their doorsteps.
On this occasion Chief Agriculture Officer, Nazir Ahmad Qazi said the main aim of Farm Machinery Mela is to make farmers aware about various Schemes launched by Agriculture Department and facilitate farmers to select the Agriculture machinery and equipments to their own choice at negotiated rates from authorized dealers. Stalls of various authorized dealers were setup in the Mela.
On this occasion, farmers purchased 50 Irrigation Pump sets, 1 Power tiller, 3 tractors, 70 foot sprayers, 2 cultivators & 2 levelers besides scores of manual equipments on which Rs 8.00 lakh subsidy was provided by the Department, an official statements said.
Director Agriculture also distributed cheques amounting to Rs 9.00 lakh among 122 beneficiaries who had purchased Agriculture Machinery in the Melas held recently by the Department at Kulgam and Kelam.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM BUSINESS
- ‘Govt prioritising eco-tourism in JK’
- ‘Mountains of J&K’ released
- Farm machinery mela held
- SHG engineers demand 30 pc quota in govt works
- Anti-radiation chips launched in Valley
- Awareness essential for protecting consumer rights: Min
- Economy has hit a rough patch: Govt
- Iran discovers gas field in Caspian Sea
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, Dec 11: Frequent power cuts and shortage of LPG in Kashmir has thrown a new lease of life to the 'Kangri', the traditional mobile heater for residents of the valley, as sales have doubled with More
- Srinagar City
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Dec 11: In violation of the High Court orders, tippers zoom past the Airport Road in broad daylight while police seems to be sleeping over the issue. With this being the state-of-policing More
Jammu, Dec 11: Gujjar and Bakerwals (G&B) State Advisory Board, Vice-Chairman, Ch. Bashir Ahmad Naaz today said that State and Central Government had launched several measures for all round development More
- South Asia
REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI
Islamabad, Dec 11: The Pakistani military will shoot down any US drone that intrudes the country's airspace under a new defense policy in which troops have been given greater liberty to respond to incursions More