Srinagar : The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal in presence of Director Agriculture Sikkim B.L Dahal on Saturday flagged-off a group of beekeepers on an exposure visit to Manigam, Ganderbal.
During the visit, farmers will interact with scientists, progressive beekeepers and other agri-preneurs.
The tour has been organised by the department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under the National Bee and Honey Mission (NBHM).
While interacting with the beekeepers, Director Agriculture said that the objective of the exposure cum training visit is to make the farmers (beekeepers aware about the latest technical know-how and modern agriculture/ beekeeping practices in the field of beekeeping and adopt the same in their own bee-keeping units.
Director Agriculture Sikkim also interacted with the beekeepers and shared his experiences with them. He said this type of exposure visit always proves helpful in imparting latest trends in the relevant field, among the concerned farmers.
The visit was organised for promoting sustainable and profitable beekeeping practices among the beekeepers in the J&K.
Joint Director Agriculture inputs and other concerned officers and officials were also present on the occasion.