Deptt’s goal is to create new agripreneurs: Dir Agri Kmr
Post by RK News on Monday, November 21, 2022
Srinagar, Nov 20: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal on Sunday said that creation of new agri-entrepreneurs is the agenda of the department.
In view of creating new certified seed producers in the Kashmir division, the Director Agriculture Kashmir visited Wakherwan and adjacent areas of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. He visited and interacted with many seed producers of the area who have laid out carrot seed production of 120 kanals of land.
Speaking on the occasion, Iqbal said the department had identified the seed producers and after the completion of due process they will be registered so that their handholding will be done properly. He stressed on the need for creating certified seed producers so that seed multiplication chain is established as documented in holistic document and that the Kashmir division will be seed sufficient.
“This is an effort by the department to involve more and more agriculture entrepreneurs and educated young farmers with agriculture activities,” the Director Agriculture said. He impressed upon the officers to identify agripreneurs in all districts of the Kashmir division so that not only technical guidance would be provided to them but also their handholding could be done.