Acting on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Agriculture Department organized farmers interaction programme at Hajin in cooperation with Agriculture Technology Management Agency.

The programme was inaugurated by sub-divisional magistrate Sumbal Sayed Naseer Ahmad in presence of Chief Agriculture Officer Bandipora and Deputy Project Director ATMA Bandipora. The objective of the programme was to spread awareness among the farmers regarding various centrally sponsored schemes and benefits to farmers especially the marginalised ones.

Addressing the gathering SDM Sumbal said that sixty percent population of the State depends on agriculture for livelihood and sustenance, and farmers should availing benefits from various schemes aimed at increasing their yield and income.

While speaking on the occasion, Chief Agriculture Officer said that department has laid a paddy seed village on 130 ha’s in Sumbal and during the current year more than 300 qtl’s of seed is being procured. He said that soil health cards will be provided to the farmers during the current season to know their soil status.

The programme was attended by the farmers from Hajin and Sumbal besides the representatives of various departments. On the occasion deputy director ATMA said that the department is going to organise such programmes in other areas of the district also.

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