ZT News Network
Rajouri: On the directions of District Development Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad, the Department of Horticulture and Agriculture, Rajouri today organized Farmer Awareness Camp at, Peeri.
During the awareness camps, farmers/fruit growers were briefed about various schemes of the department presently under implementation in the area.
They were further advised to adopt cultivation of cash crops like walnuts, apple which has enormous potential in the area. He urged them to keep close liaison with the field functionaries so that they are made aware of the latest programmes of the Department.
The farmers put forth several queries regarding Horticultural activities which were addressed on the spot. Instructions were issued to fruit growers to adopt scientific lines so that fruit growers can avail maximum quality production from their orchards.
Meanwhile, the experts from agriculture department also educated farmers about soil testing, organic farming, and crop rotation, gully plugging organic farming besides telling them about the measures to be taken for intensive and extensive cropping.
The experts in the field of agriculture also educated the farmers about the benefits of Kissan Credit Card and stressed upon them to avail the benefits of the other schemes under the Agriculture sector. The farmers were also sensitized about the use of latest technology in the field of agriculture and also the benefits of high yield seed varieties.
A large number of farmers from far off villages like parori,Rehan,karhad, Gakhrote,Tralla and other adjoining villages participated in the camp.
Chief Agriculture Officer Rajouri, Mohammad Younis Choudhary, Chief Horticulture Officer Rajouri, Mohammad Iqbal and other sectoral officers of Agriculture and Horticulture Department attended the camp.