Mohanpur(Bishnah): Director Agriculture H. K. Razdan Tuesday inspected the mechanized paddy harvesting at Village Mohanpur in Arnia area of R. S. Pura Sub-Division.
The Farmers Producers Groups have raised High Yielding Variety of Paddy HKR-47 in an area of 20 acre and the harvesting was started with Paddy Combine Harvester to save time in the sequence of crops where three crops are being raised in a year.
Director Agriculture, while interacting with farmers, said the sequence of multiple crops growing should be adopted to increase the farm income to fulfill the Prime Ministers Vision of Doubling the Farm Income by 2022. He said the other farmers will also get motivated to adopt the latest machinery and technologies as being done by these groups. He stressed on reducing the cost of production, diversification of farming and to give attention to the marketing of their produce to uplift the economic conditions of the farmers.
He also interacted with the field functionaries of R. S. Pura Sub-Division and directed them to reach out to the farmers to educate them regarding various farmers welfare schemes and adoption of latest technology.
Deputy Director of Agriculture (Central), Jammu, C. M. Sharma, Area Development Officer (Vegetables), Jammu S. A. S. Reen, Program Officer J. C Raina accompanied the director during his visit to the farmer’s field.