Kupwara: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Imam Din today inaugurated High Yielding Variety (HYV) of Cucurbit Cone sowing under Green House Cultivation at Organic Vegetable Farm, here.
On the occasion, the DDC also distributed 22 Low Cost Poly Green Houses, 27 Hand Carts and 15 Seed Kits among the local farmers of the district under Prime Ministers Development Package, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana and State Sector Capex Scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC directed the Agriculture Officers to work shoulder to shoulder with the farming community so that technology at research centers will be transferred to the field for enhancement of production and productivity.
The DDC advised the young educated youth of the district to take vegetable cultivation as an enterprise on commercial lines. He said the Green Houses could also be used to produce the vegetables in harsh winters to meet out the local demand.
CAO said that there is a huge deficient gap between demand and supplies of the vegetables in the district, which amounts to the tune of 2 lac Quintal. Thus young educated youth have a better avenue to run their vegetable farms for commercial basis.