|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 22: Swachh Bharat Cycle Rally was flagged off by H. K. Razdan, Director of Agriculture, Jammu at Krishi Bhawan today. The programme was organized under "Swachhta Hi Seva Campaign" to create awareness about importance of cleanliness and pollution free environment during the "Swachhta Pakhwada". The programme was also attended by Joint Director of Agriculture, State Land Use Board Bulesh Zutshi besides senior officers of the department including Deputy Director of Agriculture Trainings, Sunil Koul, Agriculture Chemist, R. K. Bindroo, SMS, Regional Level, S. P. S. Mastana, I/c Dy Director Central, Jagmohan Bhat, Assistant Soil Chemist, Daisy Bhan, and ASCO (I&P) (Estate Officer) A. H. Salaria. Speaking on the occasion H. K. Razdan, Director of Agriculture, Jammu said that the major part of the rural and urban wastes if initially segregated, collected and properly processed can be suitably utilized for making vermi-compost. He advised the field functionaries to aware the farming community regarding maintenance of cleanliness in their fields and surroundings and also to avoid dumping of domestic and farm waste in open that provides breeding ground for harmful pests. He said that the cow dung, crop residues, leaves, stubbles, fruit & vegetable wastes can be converted to organic manures.