Baramulla hosts Mega Kissan Mela

New agri-techniques support farmers to achieve self-sufficiency: Mir


Baramulla, May 14: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today said that introduction of new agri-techniques in farm sector is helping the farmers to achieve the goal of self-sufficiency in agriculture and horticulture. The Minister was addressing a Mega Kissan Mela this morning here.
 Saying that farmers of the state are showing enthusiasm  in using various agri –techniques, Mir said that agriculture ministry has launched various initiatives which include  supply of quality seeds, fertiliser and its timely distribution, introduction of farm machinery,  hybrid seeds and other agriculture inputs.
 He said that “with these initiatives, the progressive farmers across the state are now taking the benefits of the schemes which in turn strengthen their economy adding that it has also led to galvanising common farming community to adopt latest Agri techniques.”
 Mir said that direction has already been passed to SKUAST Kashmir & Jammu to work with close coordination with both the directorates of agriculture, Director Extension for introduction of disease free varieties as per the geographical conditions of three regions of the state.
 He lauded the role of SKUAST-K for successful introduction of new variety of Basmati Rice in Budgam district.
 With reference to cultivation of traditional varieties of rice, Rajmash and other crops on commercial lines, the Minister said that the SKUAST-K has already launched a pilot project for Mushki Buduji in Kokernag and the department is mulling  to  cultivate the traditional varieties in bigger way in the state as these varieties have tremendous demand nationally and internationally.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 May 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 IST

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