Srinagar: As part of farmers outreach program, the Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal Monday visited different areas of vegetable cluster Narkara, Budgam.
The Director on the occasion interacted with some of the farmers and sought their feedback with respect to different interventions put forward by the department during the present scenario.
Talking to some of the progressive vegetable growers, the Director said that the department is working for the promotion of the vegetable sector by introducing exotic varieties of different crops besides strengthening the organic way of farming in this sector.
The Director instructed the officers to highlight the remunerative nature of vegetable cultivation so that more areas are brought under vegetable cultivation.
He said that the large-scale commercial vegetable cultivation is being done in Narkara, Bugam of district Budgam. The department in collaboration with JKHPMC and NAFED has already taken up the process of multilevel marketing within and outside J&K so that the farmers could get maximum returns for their produce and their socio economic transformation could be achieved.
Later Director Agriculture paid a surprise visit to Seed Multiplication Farm, Harran Budgam and inspected various sections of the farm.