The Ministry of Agriculture celebrates the Lavender Festival
posted on June 22, 2022 | Author RK News
Srinagar, June 21: The Kashmir Department of Agriculture celebrated the Lavender Festival across Kashmir on Tuesday.
According to a statement, the main event was opened by Kashmir Director of Agriculture Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal at Floriculture Farm Argicheck Pulwama.
Speaking on this occasion, the director of agriculture underlined the economic importance of the cultivation of lavender. He said there is huge potential to be seized in this sector.
“The Department introduces new interventions to strengthen this culture, the cultivation of lavender on commercial lines and the participation of educated youth in this allied wing of agriculture could help achieve the socio-economic transformation of the agricultural community”, did he declare.
He reiterated the Department’s commitment to introduce and promote lavender in new areas so that more and more people in the farming community can adopt it as part of the concept of integrated farming. The Director of Agriculture said that lavender is a multidimensional crop and that the agroclimatic conditions in our region are among the best in the country.
Iqbal said that as Kashmir is one of the best tourist destinations in the country, it offers immense opportunities for the marketing of ornamental plants like lavender. “Therefore, the Department is working to attract more and more farmers to grow ornamental and medicinal plants.”