Srinagar : Agriculture Department Kashmir on Monday organised a grand event under the theme of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY) at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi, Srinagar.
The event was presided over by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal. Joint Director Agriculture Extension, G.M Dhobi; Joint Director Agriculture Inputs, Tabassum Naz; Deputy Director Agriculture Central, Waheed-ul-Rehman; Chief Agriculture officer Srinagar, Manoharlal-Sharma, and other senior officers, officials of the department and a large number of farmers and agri-preneurs were present on the occasion.
In his inaugural address, Director Agriculture highlighted the importance of VBSY and said that the basic objective of organising this event is to reach the last farmer in the queue and to cover the uncovered under different centrally sponsored schemes.
He directed all the officers to ensure that the benefits under different schemes reach every farmer of the region. Under ‘Meri Kahani, Meri Zubani’ a number of farmers and agri-preneurs shared their experiences as farmers and their journey in becoming successful growers.
The Agriculture and farmers welfare department has so far actively participated in the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra and organised various awareness camps among the farming communities at panchayat level. The door-to-door campaign was also conducted to provide first hand information about the centrally sponsored schemes being implemented by the department for the farming community of the region.