Shopian:: The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Mushtaq Ahmed Simnani in presence of DDC Chairman, Bilqees Jan, DDC Members and other officers Monday kick-started sale of Hi-Tech vegetable seedlings (Cauliflower, Cabbage) at GreenHouse, Mini Secretariat here.
The sale witnessed a huge rush of vegetable growers from Shopian and adjacent areas.
Interacting with the growers, the ADC said that the department is committed to promote the Kitchen Garden Scheme and aims at providing quality vegetable seedlings to the growers so that surplus vegetables are exported. He said the department is providing quality and healthy seedlings to growers to make the vegetable growing sector a remunerative venture.
Simnani said it is the endeavor of the department to provide vegetable seedling at genuine rates, besides ensuring its early distribution thus saving the time for growing such seeds in the open field.
He impressed upon the officers to promote kitchen gardening in such a way that growers get more and more benefits from the scheme at their doorsteps. He said vegetable production not only contributes to the daily consumption of the population, but it can be adopted for commercial purposes as well.
The ADC said vegetable cultivation has a good potential of employment generation and the unemployed youth of the district with the help of modern technology and suitable agro-climatic conditions for vegetable cultivation in the Valley, can take it to new heights.
Besides, Assistant Commissioner, Revenue, Shahbaz Ahmed Bodha; Chief Agriculture Officer Shopian, Sateesh Sharma and other concerned officers and officials of Agriculture Department Shopian were also present on the occasion.