|Early Times Report|
BUDGAM, Nov 17: Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production Horticulture, Sheep and Animal Husbandry, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today visited Budgam and had a detailed review of functioning of departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sheep and Animal Husbandry besides taking stock of winter preparedness of the district administration.
In this regard, Navin Choudhary chaired a meeting with District Development Commissioner, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Director Agriculture, Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, Director Horticulture, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Animal Husbandry, Poornima Mittal, Director Sheep Husbandry, Dr Abdul Salam, Director Fisheries besides district officers and other concerned.
Navin Choudhary asked the officers to demonstrate high degree of their efficiency and performance so that more and more area could be brought under the ambit of irrigation.
Principal Secretary said that framers have to shift towards new methods of vegetable farming so that their produce shall have market in other places of the country. He asked for establishing farmers markets at identified available land where farmers can sell their local produces while directing concerned authorities to prepare the local farmers to switch over to high income crops. He added that Kashmir is also famous for its Lal Mirchi and efforts shall be made to inspire farmers to go for cultivation of this special chilly.