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Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to make all the departmental laboratories more equipped with latest instruments so as to get a better result of all the tests including soil bio fertilizers and bio-pesticides.

Keeping in view the importance of these labs, ACS agriculture production department recently held a meeting with the head of the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Sericulture and Sheep Husbandry.

Director Horticulture Jammu was directed to functionalise soil testing lab in Doda, so that the farmers can get the better results immediately in their own districts.

Officers from SKUAST, Jammu as well as Kashmir, told the ACS about working of their labs and accreditation status and also appraised him about the tests being conducted in their labs.

Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir informed that there is one high tech lab at Srinagar, 21 labs in districts, 6 radiology units besides a couple of other labs are operational.

Director Animal Husbandry Jammu also apprised the ACS about the status of labs saying that there is one division lab and one Epidemiology Lab.

ACS underlined the need for upgrading a few of the existing labs making them fully functional. He also acknowledged the demand for radiology labs in Anantnag and Kulgam.

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