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JAMMU, OCTOBER 10: Secretary Agriculture Production Department Manzoor Ahmad Lone, today reviewed the functioning of Seed Multiplication Farm, Chinore’.

During his visit to the border area, he inspected the field condition of different crops. He said that there is still much scope to boost production and productivity through implementation of latest farm production techniques. Lone inspected the ongoing Rabi Preparations and Tilling/ Ploughing Operations at the farm.

It was informed that the farm is spread over an area of 2586 acres out of which 300 acres is irrigated. He also informed that about 350 acres of land covered under different varieties of Paddy crop during current Kharief season is in excellent condition out of which more than 40 acres paddy crop is ready for harvesting at present and further added that the farm is running in profit for the last few years with the introduction of the scientific management interventions and use of better technologies including line sowing through Seed-cum-fertilizer Drills, Paddy Transplanters, plant protection measures and harvesting of crops by Combines.

Director Agriculture, Jammu H. K. Razdan, who accompanied the Secretary, apprised him of the developments made in the quality seed production of crops at the Farm despite being located at vulnerable international border and having limitations of irrigation facilities and staff shortage.

Joint Director (Inputs) Kulbhushan Singh Sambyal, told that foundation and breeder seed of elite and high yielding varieties of wheat, oats, barseem, mustard and pulse crops are being raised and multiplied at the farm in the ensuing Rabi season in an area of 2265 acres for multiplication and supply to the farmers.

Others accompanying the Secretary were Deputy Director Agriculture Trainings, Jammu Sunil Koul, Farm Manager, Subash Panhotra, Unit Manager, V. K. Chandan and Unit Manager Anil Rawal, ASCO (I & P) A. H. Salaria.

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