Need to bring more land under oilseed cultivation: Dir Agriculture
Posted on Mar 14, 2022 | Author RK News
Pulwama, March 13: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal Sunday visited district Pulwama and inspected numerous plots laid through the Rabi 2021-22 under National Mission on Edible Oils.
Director Agriculture stated that essential goal of the oilseed mission is to bring more and more land under the cultivation of oilseed (mustard).
He emphasised on the significance of oilseed within the agriculture sector. He stated there’s a nice scope for this crop within the valley as far as its productiveness is anxious, which is relatively higher than many different elements of the nation.
Dir stated the oil restoration fee of the mustard, produced within the valley is a lot better than the mustard produced in another elements of the nation and these are the driving forces that Department are taking severely so as to improve the realm under this significance crop.
He stated the agro weather conditions right here for the cultivation of oilseeds (mustard) are very conducive and we expect good returns in days to come.
Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal whereas highlighting the significance of latest applied sciences for crop enchancment applications stated that numerous standard strategies have been exploited for enhancing the yield of oilseed crops like mustard.
However, he stated for additional enchancment there’s a want to undertake latest applied sciences, which is able to lead to improved sustainability.
“Sustainability is essential and any know-how which doesn’t have damaging impression on sustainability have to be thought-about in crop enchancment applications”, he stated, and added.
It is pertinent to point out that the marketing campaign for doubling the realm under oilseed mission was initiated by Director Agriculture from Srinagar and a collection of occasions together with subject visits, participation in oilseed sowing operations, consciousness applications for farmers, interactive periods with the farmers, bike and automobile rallies have additionally been organized by the Department throughout the valley.
Director Agriculture Kashmir additionally interacted with Garlic Growing Farmers at Pulwama and gave onspot instructions to the involved officers to work in shut coordination with the garlic rising farmer’s of the realm in order that their pursuits are safeguarded at each degree.
Director Agriculture Kashmir was accompanied by Agrostologist Virender Raina and different senior officers of the Department.