Farmer awareness program held in Uri

Continuing the collective efforts of Kashmir Agricultural Production and Farmers Welfare Department and Border Security Force (BSF) for the development of border areas, a farmer sensitization program was organized in Uri Baramulla in the purpose of promoting organic farming for the cultivation of the different crops grown in the region.
The scheme was jointly inaugurated by Kashmir Director of Agriculture Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal and Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General Raja Babu Singh in Uri Baramulla. The broadcast was watched by a large gathering of farmers, Department and BSF officers
Sharing his thoughts, IGBSF Raja Babu Singh appreciated the coordinated effort of BSF and Kashmir Ministry of Agriculture for the development of border areas and reflected on his need which will definitely create a difference and serve the purpose. He said these farmer-centric programs for residents of border areas would continue in the coming days.
The director, while addressing a huge gathering of farmers, urged officers to strengthen coordination with farmers to improve their farm income.
Chowdhary highlighted various initiatives of the Department for the benefit of the farming community in the border areas and ensured full support to the farming community on all fronts.
He highlighted the role of organic cultivation of Kala Zeera (black cumin), potato and other similar crops for the economy of the region. Iqbal said the products from the region are organic and the department has implemented a multi-faceted marketing policy so that farmers can get attractive returns for their produce.
The director of agriculture said the department is working vigorously to imbibe the cultivation of organic farming in the region and commercialize the agricultural production of the region so that the socio-economic transformation of farmers in border areas like Gurez can be carried out.
At the end, various incentives such as corn seeds, vegetable seeds, plows, etc. were distributed to farmers in the presence of SDC Tulail RaJa Ajaz sahib and BDC Gurez Mrs. Fahmida Bano
Deputy Director of Agricultural Farms Mohammad Qasim Gani, Deputy Director of Agriculture Mohammad Younis Chowdhary and other senior department officials were present on the occasion.

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