Jammu: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo, today visited Seed Multiplication Farm, Chinore to review functioning of the unit.
He was accompanied by Director Agriculture Jammu, K. K. Sharma during the inspection of field operations of Rabi crops. ACS inspected the latest machinery being used at the farm like combines, seed drills, trans-planters, multi-crop-threshers, tractors, potato planters, ridgers and offsets.
Dulloo directed the farm management to devise a strategy to minimize the yield gaps and focus on up gradation of the farm on modern scientific lines with utilization of latest machinery and area expansion under irrigation to explore the full potential for seed production. He instructed the staff to work hard for achieving self sufficiency in HYV seed production of vegetable/fodder in addition to cereal crops.
ACS emphasized that departmental farms must act as demonstration models in the field of latest production practices for the farmers.