Srinagar : The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbalon Saturday visited Kitchen garden Lalmandi, Srinagar and inspected various proceedings regarding raising of vegetable seedlings under controlled conditions.
While interacting with the officers and officials of the scheme, the Director said Hi-Tec and precision farming methods are being encouraged under a multiple strategy to promote kitchen gardening and to cover maximum area under vegetable cultivation in Kashmir valley.
The Director said that the Agriculture department has undertaken a valley wide installation of the green house technology for protected cultivation of vegetable seedlings so as to enhance its production for meeting out the demands in the local market.
He said the Agriculture department is in mission mode to promote the vegetable sector of the valley and aims at providing more and more vegetable seedlings to the growers for achieving self-sufficiency in vegetable cultivation.
He also said that the vegetable cultivation can be adopted for commercial purposes and it has good potential of employment generation and unemployed youth of Kashmir with the help of modern technologies and suitable agro climatic conditions can take this sector to new heights.