Farm machinery mela held in Uri


Baramulla, Dec 9: Development of agriculture and welfare of farmers are top priorities of the department, said Director Law Enforcement J&K M S  Katoo while speaking on 27th Farm Machinery Mela at Boniyar, Uri, here today.  He said the introduction of farm mechanization and new agriculture techniques are aimed to motivate the farmers and educated youth for opting agriculture as a profiting activity.
 He said that department’s thrust is to decrease the cost production in agriculture and its allied sectors by way of introduction of quality hybrid seeds, technologies and mechanization innovations.  He advised the farmers to coordinate with Agriculture Department so that research technology and mechanization reaches to the field.  He asked farmers to go far diversification and cash cropping as climatic condition is suitable for Vegetable, Flower, Mushroom Cultivation besides Beekeeping.
 Chief Agriculture Officer Hilal Ahmad Bhat said that coordination between farmers and department could yield better results at ground level. He said that such Melas and Farmer Awareness Camps organized by the department throughout the Valley with the objective to upgrade the knowledge and skill of farmers through innovative farm technology. 
 On this occasion Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Uri said that farmers of Sub-Division Uri have purchased 4 Tractors, 6 Tillers, 20 Irrigation Pump Sets, 20 Foot Sprayers, besides establishing 7 Poly Green Houses, 3 Vermi-compost Units & 4 Tube wells for which Rs. 8.69 Lakh will be provided to farmers as subsidy component.
 Various registered dealers of the valley displayed agriculture machinery, equipment and tools on their stalls.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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