Director Agriculture Kashmir visits SMF Padgampora
Pulwama : The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal today visited seed multiplication farm (SMF) Padgampora, Pulwama and inspected different blocks of the farm besides taking stock of the latest interventions adopted by the department there.
During the interaction with the officers and farm staff, Director Agriculture said that the Departmental farms are working on modern scientific lines so that these farms could be transformed into the centers of excellence for different agriculture activities.
He highlighted that a good quality seed is the foundation for the successful cultivation of a crop which finally leads to the socio-economic transformation of the farming community.Director Agriculture said that the Department is making all possible efforts to ensure the availability of high quality seeds produced from the departmental seed multiplication farms to the farmers well in time. He reiterated the importance of introduction of real time technologies in the cultivation of paddy and other crops.
Iqbal stressed upon the officers for ensuring quality planting material and creating an effective and sustainable system of supply of high quality seeds for the development of agriculture in the valley. He impressed upon the officers associated with the farm to maximize the production and productivity of the farm so that more and more farmers could have access to the quality seeds of different crops at affordable prices.
During the visit, Director Agriculture inspected Paddy nurseries being laid on scientific lines and also directed the farm management to compile a detailed map of the farm which will showcase different sections of the farm.
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