Srinagar: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal visited different Seed Multiplication Farms (SMFs) including (Potato Seed Development Farm Kalnag Kokernag, Seed Multiplication Farm Rampur Mattan etc.) of South Kashmir.
During the visit, the Director interacted with the concerned officers and technical staff of the said farms and said that the SMFs are the most important assets of the department to achieve the target of self reliance in the field of seed production besides to reduce the dependence on seed coming from outside union territory.
He assured seed availability to the farming community with respect to all the crops grown in the region.
Chowdhary asked the concerned officers to adopt latest standard interventions in the sector of seed production so that the department could meet out the demand for different types of seeds and ensure the availability of seeds to the farmers in sufficient quantity and at right time.
He exhorted upon the concerned officer and farm managers to invite farmers and agri entrepreneurs to these farms and hold demonstration sessions with them so that the modern trends and technology in this trade could be transmitted to the grass roots level in a comprehensive manner.
During the visit, the Director was accompanied by Deputy Director Law Enforcement, Potato Development Officer and other senior officers of the department.