Precious Kashmir News
Baramulla, Oct 30: Secretary Agriculture Production Department, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, today visited Baramulla and chaired a meeting here to review the functioning of the Department in the district.
District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nassir Ahmad Naqash, Director Agriculture, Director Horticulture, Director Horticulture Planning and Marketing, Director Sericulture, Director Planning Baramulla, Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, District and Sectoral officers of Agriculture and Horticulture Departments, officers of Agro Corporation and other concerned attended the meeting.
The meeting took a detailed stock of progress achieved under the horticultural and agriculture sectors in the district. Various issues related to these sectors were also reviewed threadbare in the meeting.
The Secretary directed the concerned officers to identify some villages to be designated as model villages on a pilot basis which would be fully developed under the Horticulture and Agriculture sectors.
He stressed integrated and double cropping system for healthy returns from these sectors. He asked officers to work with added dedication so that both the sectors receive stimulus in coming days in the district.
Lone said that the focus should be given on vegetable cultivation, Zagg Rice, fodder and beekeeping in view of the topography of the area. He asked for generating on-line system and ensuring the facilities like banking, toilet, drinking water, electricity in fruit and vegetable mandies in the district so that the traders do not face any inconvenience.