May 4, 2022

Department of Agriculture wants to promote organic farming in Kashmir



Speaking on the occasion, the director of agriculture of Kashmir, Chowdhary Muhammad Iqbal underlined the importance of the various initiatives taken by the ministry for the development of the agricultural sector in the region.








Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) inaugurated at Kulgam





Since the dawn of the industrial age, technology has eased the burden on the agricultural sector and enabled farmers to adopt different methods and techniques to make the sector a sustainable livelihood and gainful employment.












Favorable environmental conditions such as suitable temperature and easy availability of water make Jammu and Kashmir a suitable place for organic farming, practiced worldwide as an optimal alternative to inorganic farming. With proper implementation and development of organic farming, this farming system has all the potential to become a lucrative and sustainable livelihood in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chowdhary Muhammad Iqbal, Kashmir Agriculture Directorvisited Kulgam district in south Kashmir yesterday.

During his long visit, the director inaugurated the Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) in Kulgam, the rural soil testing laboratory under CCS NMSA soil health management in DHPora village, and the Personalized Recruitment Center (CHC) in Katpora. He also inaugurated the renovated building for the office of Agricultural Input Assistant Kulgam and Law Enforcement Inspector Kulgam respectively.












The director also issued sanction letters for tractors and load carriers on subsidies among specified CAPEX/SMAM recipients.

Speaking on this occasion, the director underlined the importance of the many initiatives of the Ministry for the advancement of the agricultural sector of the region.

He said the department has fiercely promoted the cultivation of organic vegetables as it fulfills the objective of socio-economic growth of the farming community in addition to being environmentally friendly and environmentally sustainable.

Iqbal said soil testing facilities are provided to farmers in each district to monitor soil health and keep it in the most productive state.

Later the The director visited the Allowpora seed multiplication farm to observe the various initiatives of the department.

Speaking on this occasion, the Director stressed the importance of the various initiatives taken by the Department for the development of the agricultural sector in the region.












He said the department has taken the initiative to vigorously promote the organic way of growing vegetables as it serves the socio-economic development goal of the farming community besides being environmentally friendly and environmentally sustainable.

The Director of Agriculture was assisted by the Deputy Director of Agriculture Planning, Director of Agriculture Kulgam, District Director of Agriculture and other senior ministry officials.