Farmers told to adopt latest technologies for better yield

Mir awards progressive farmers


Srinagar, Mar 17: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today urged the farmers to adopt latest technologies for better yield.
 Addressing a Divisional Level Exhibition/Kissan Mela-Cum-Farmers’ Award function at SKICC today, the minister suggested that farmers should keep liaison with agriculture experts for adopting latest technologies for better yield.
 The function was organized by Department of Agriculture, Kashmir Division under Agriculture Technology Management, an official statement said.
 Minister of State for Agriculture and Horticulture, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi was present on the occasion. Vice Chancellor SKUAST, Kashmir, Dr Tej Pratap, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, besides good number of progressive farmers were present. Mir said the Agriculture Department has introduced various innovative schemes to boost the agriculture during last 4 years.
 He said that however need of the hour is that farmers especially youth in rural areas should adopt the agriculture wholeheartedly as a profession.  He said the agriculture is not less income generative than any other sectors. “However, self-confidence is imperative for attaining self-sufficiency,” he said.
 The Minister asked Agriculture experts to ensure transformation of technology from lab to land. He said the department of Agriculture is establishing cold storage at each block. He said 1500 demonstration plots shall be established during ensuing agriculture season in Valley.
 On the occasion, the Agriculture Minister distributed cheques worth Rs. 17 lakh among 114 progressive farmers as award for their excellent performance they have shown in producing more crops.
 Earlier, the Minister expressed his satisfaction over the work done by Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone during his tenure.
 In his address Director Agriculture, Kashmir appreciated the role of Information Section of Agriculture Department for making aware farming community about different programmes and activities launched by the department.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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