Kupwara: Continuing the collective efforts to reach out to the farmers of far flung and border areas of Kashmir Division, the Agriculture Production &Farmer’s Welfare Department and Border Security Force (BSF) Wednesday organized a farmer’s outreach program at Keran, Kupwara.
The outreach program was jointly inaugurated by Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Raja Babu Singh and Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal in presence of Chief Agriculture Officer Kupwara Nazir Ahmad Wani, besides senior officers of the department and border security force and a large gathering of farmers.
Speaking on the occasion, I.G BSF said that during the last few weeks due to the collective efforts of the Department and BSF several farmers outreach programmes have been organised at different border areas and this endeavor will definitely serve the purpose.
He said such farmer centric outreach programmes for the people of border areas will continue in coming days. He highlighted the need to strengthen the cooperation between BSF, Agriculture Department and farmers for the overall development of the agriculture sector in border areas.
Director Agriculture on the occasion said that the department is committed to the development of far flung and border areas of Kashmir valley. He further added that BSF and the Department has already devised a strategy for capacity building and skill empowerment of the farming community of the border areas.
Iqbal highlighted the objectives of organizing farmer outreach programs and said such mass campaigns are intended to focus on farmers at grass roots level and to take feedback from the farmers with respect to the impact of implementation of various schemes.
04 numbers of Maize shellers along with all accessories were distributed among panchayats free of cost, seedlings of different vegetables, hybrid maize and sweet corn were also distributed among the participating farmers on the occasion.