Better practices to make vegetable cultivation a remunerative venture: ADC Shopian
Kick-starts sale of hi-tech vegetable seedlings
Post by on Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Shopian, August 02: The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Mushtaq Ahmed Simnani Monday kick-started sale of hi-tech vegetable seedlings (cauliflower, cabbage) at Green House, mini-secretariat here.
The sale was conducted in presence of DDC Chairman, Bilqees Jan, DDC Members and concerned officers.
A statement said, the sale witnessed a huge rush of vegetable growers from Shopian and adjacent areas.
Interacting with the growers, the ADC said that the Agriculture department is committed to promote the Kitchen Garden Scheme and aims to provide quality vegetable seedlings to the growers so that surplus vegetables are exported. He said the department is providing quality and healthy seedlings to growers to make the vegetable growing sector a remunerative venture.
Simnani said the department shall provide vegetable seedlings at genuine rates, besides ensuring its early distribution thus saving the time for growing such seeds in the open field.
He impressed upon the officers to promote kitchen gardening in such a way that growers get more benefits from the scheme at their doorsteps. He said vegetable production not only contributes to the daily consumption of the population, but it can be adopted for commercial purposes as well.
The ADC said vegetable cultivation has a good potential of employment generation and the unemployed youth of the district with the help of modern technology and suitable agro-climatic conditions for cultivation in the Valley, can take it to new heights.
Besides, Assistant Commissioner, Revenue, Shahbaz Ahmed Bodha; Chief Agriculture Officer Shopian, Sateesh Sharma and other concerned officials of Agriculture Department were also present.