Srinagar: The Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhury Muhammad Iqbal today visited Kapran, Verinag areas and took stock of various agriculture activities in these areas
Speaking to the farmer gatherings at different places, the Director Agriculture said that the department is committed to the development of the agriculture sector in the far-flung areas of the valley. He said that the department has already taken many initiatives for the promotion of agriculture activities in the tribal areas of the Kashmir division.
He said that under Holistic Agriculture Development Program special attention has been paid to the farmers of tribal and far-off areas.
Chaudhry Iqbal said that the department is working on a robust agriculture marketing policy wherein all the efforts are made to ensure that a wide range of marketing options are available to the farmers so that they could fetch maximum returns for their produce.
Director Agriculture expressed satisfaction and said that “Kashmir based Agriculture produce, commodities are now available at national and international markets. our agricultural produce is finding its place in new national and international markets and this is very encouraging, he added.
Director Agriculture highlighted the importance of organic cultivation during his visit to the different areas.
He assured the farmers that the department is with them at every step of their journey to success. He highlighted the importance of different organic crops in the area and asked the concerned officers to guide the farmers in this direction.