Director Agriculture visits Seed Multiplication Farm Padgampora
Srinagar/25th April 2018/ For Agriculture to be successful, it starts with quality planting material and creating an effective and sustainable system of supply of high quality seeds is a significant for the development of agriculture in the State, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi during his visit to Seed Multiplication Farm, Padgampora, expressed these views. He said seed quality is the basic and crucial input for attaining sustained growth in agriculture production. He said the benefits of any improved variety are not released unless enough of true seed is produced and distributed among the farmers. He said that seed is the very fundamental input for introducing the new technology to crop production, propagation and multiplication thereby the production of quality seed and the distribution of new and improved seed is one of the top priorities of the department.
Mr Andrabi said that one of the biggest challenges is ensuring a wider distribution of quality seed and steps are being taken in this direction. He said department is working on a roadmap to ensure timely and enough supply of quality seeds to individual smallholder farmers to achieve desirable results.
Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers and the staff of the Seed Multiplication Farm that all the opportunities be cashed and possibilities should be explored to maximise the production and productivity of the farm, so that more and more farmers could have access to the quality seeds of different crops at affordable prices.
Director was briefed by Manager Seed Multiplication Farm Padgampora and other concerned officers of various developmental activities and latest technological initiatives taken up to boost the quality seed production at the farm.
Joint Director Agriculture Extension/Inputs, Dy. Director Agriculture Central, Water Use Specialist and other senior officers of the department accompanied the Director during visit.