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Dir Agri inaugurates Mega Awareness program on “Nano Urea Technology “

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SRINAGAR: The Agriculture Production Department (APD) on Monday organised a Nano Urea awareness programme for the farmers of Anantnag.

The programme was held in collaboration with Pradan Mantri Kissan Samridhi Kendra (PMKSK) Levedora Qazigund and IFFCO.

The event was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal in presence of Chief Agriculture Officer Ajaz Hussain Dar, Chief Agriculture Officer Kulgam Sartaj Ahmad Shah, Chairman Women Cooperatives Shakeela Jan, District Agriculture Officers, Sub divisional level officers and progressive farmers of the district.

In his address, Director Agriculture deliberated on the aim of establishing the PMKSK in the district and said the demand for agriculture was rising rapidly with increase in population and per capita income and growing demand from the industry sector.

“In order to bridge this gap to the maximum possible extent, the Agriculture department has been striving hard by implementing new approaches and strategies to provide Livelihood opportunities and contribute to the economic stability of farmers,” he said.

“In this endeavour, the PM KSK centre will provide the doorstep facilities to the farmers by providing Soil testing facility, Call centre facility and fertilizer availability,” the Director said while addressing the farmers on the importance of Nano urea fertilizer awareness for reducing the losses of Nitrogen in the atmosphere.

Director elucidated the role of Nano urea in reducing the input cost of farmers in production and to safeguard the environment for present and future generations.

He said that the UT government has approved 29 projects under holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors, and implementation of these projects would not only energize the agriculture sector but will also change the economic fortune of the farming community of the region.

Iqbal impressed upon the officers to raise awareness regarding these approved projects among the farming community so that the desired results and targets could be achieved in an effective and time bound manner.

He asked the officers to ensure that the benefits under these projects reaches every grass root level farmer.

Earlier, The Director Agriculture flagged-off a group of saffron farmers on a six days exposure visit under CAT, sponsored by NABARD.

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