Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today chaired a meeting of officers to chalk out strategy for procurement of seed and preparedness for Kharif season, 2021.
The meeting held threadbare discussion on procedure for procuring different crop seeds from National Seed Corporation, Sate and Private agencies besides preparedness for Kharif Season 2021. Principal Secretary, while speaking on the occasion, stressed on framing three year vision of seed procurement for increasing the production of crops in Jammu and Kashmir. He emphasized formulation of broad guidelines for procurement of seeds. He directed for quality check and testing of seeds before distribution among farmers besides asking the concerned for seed procurement from certified suppliers like National Seed Corporation.
He directed for employing proper technical strategy to ensure quality seed supply from reliable agencies.
He said that J&K has the potential to become seed supplier for the entire country and called for conducting block-wise survey and identification of suitable cash crops.