Farm machinery melas held at Trehgam, Chadoora
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 3: Department of Agriculture organized 24th Farm Machinery Mela at Batargam Trehgam on Sunday.
On this occasion District Development Commissioner Kupwara Sarmad Hafeez said that use of Modern Technology, Farm Machinery and Agriculture Inputs could take the state towards the self sufficiency.
He, according to an official statement, stressed the need to plan cropping system to make it economically remunerated, ecological sustainable and productive.
He appreciated the “role of agriculture department for transferring latest technology to the farmers at their doorsteps through melas and awareness camps.”
He advised the farmers to coordinate with Agriculture Department for successful implementation of various Agriculture schemes launched by Department to make state “self sufficient in various crops.”
Chief Agriculture Officer, Kupwara, Mushtaq Ahmad Parray said main objective of organizing such Melas is to make farmers aware about latest modern technology, machinery, equipments and other tools and also help them to avail technical know-how of latest technology.
He stressed the farmers not to keep agriculture land idle without harnessing its potential and to adopt double cropping system.
Farmers of Sub Division Trehgam will be provide Rs. 10 lakh as incentive for purchase of Machinery. A farmer said the Mela came as a blessing in disguise. “I procured equipment of my choice from the stall showcased by GM Agro,” he said.
Meanwhile, a similar Farm Machinery Mela, 23rd in series, was held at Chadoora on Saturday, where District Development Commissioner Budgam M Akbar Ganaie said that with close coordination between experts of Agriculture Department & farmers “we can achieve self sufficiency in agriculture crops.”
He said that the need of hour is to develop agriculture sector on the modern technology, farm mechanization and increasing the production, which helps to strengthen the socioeconomic status of farming community.
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