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Agriculture department celebrates Lavender Festival

Post by on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

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Srinagar, June 21: Agriculture Department Kashmir on Tuesday celebrated the Lavender festival across Kashmir. 
As per a statement, the main event was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal at Floriculture Farm ArgicheckPulwama. 
Speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture highlighted the economic importance of Lavender crop. He said there is a huge potential to grab in this sector. 
“Department is introducing new interventions for strengthening this crop, the cultivation of Lavender on commercial lines and participation of educated youth in this allied wing of agriculture could help to achieve socio-economic transformation of the farming community,” he said. 
He reiterated the Department’s commitment to introduce and promote Lavender in newer areas so that more and more people from farming community could adopt this under integrated farming concept. Director Agriculture said that Lavender is a multi dimensional crop and the agro climatic conditions of our region are one of the best in the country.
Iqbal said that Kashmir being one of the best tourist destinations in the country has immense opportunities for the marketing of ornamental plants like Lavender.“Therefore the Department is endeavoring to attract more and more farmers towards the cultivation of ornamental and medicinal plants.”


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