Kashmiri Agriculture Department holds hydroponics workshop

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Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, opened a workshop on hydroponics here today.

The workshop was organized by the Kashmiri Ministry of Agriculture and sponsored by 34 Assam Rifles Wusan Battalion Gund Ganderbal.

On this occasion the director highlighted the importance of hydroponics in the current agricultural scenario.

During his interaction with the farmers, the director highlighted various centrally sponsored programs including the Kisan Credit Card Scheme, PM Kisan SAMAN NIDHI, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchaye Yojana, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana etc. He urged the farmers to beekeeping, mushroom growing and others Allies to take over activities for their socio-economic transformation.

Iqbal urged the department’s officials / officials to work in close coordination with the PRIs at various levels to ensure that the programs and flagship programs run by the department reach the grassroots level.

He reiterated the importance of brainstorming sessions between different stakeholders including farmers, PRIs, departments etc. for full and effective implementation of different programs with a desirable outcome.

The director visited a hydroponics unit recently set up in the area and had an interactive session with farmers on various aspects of hydroponics.

The director later also inspected a booth in the tourist destination of Sonmarg that was set up to showcase and promote sweetcorn and various vegetables grown in the area.

On the occasion, Lt. Col. Agni Pradhan, Deputy Planning Director Mohammad Younis Chowdhary, Chief Agriculture Officer Ganderbal and other senior officers were present.

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