Organic farming fair held at Pulwama
PULWAMA, OCT 11: Department of Agriculture Pulwama today organised one-day organic farming fair at Bangund Kakapora Pulwama.
Chief Agriculture officer MY Shah was chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Agriculture Officer called for an expansion of Organic farming across the district as part of efforts to transform the agriculture sector, entailing better remuneration for farmers. He urged upon farmers to use organic fertilizers in their fields to avail more benefits in crop production.
Banagund Kakapora is the first village in the district which has gone organic. Organic farming is a system which limits the use of synthetic inputs such as fertilisers, pesticides, hormones, feed additives. It relies upon the crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures, off farm organic waste and biological system of nutrient mobilisation.
During the programme, Dr. Talat Majid, Dr. Niyaz Ahmad and Dr Ruksaar delivered comprehensive lectures on the use of organic fertilizers and its benefits in soil protection and food production.
On the occasion, stalls of various varieties vegetables, pulses and other crops were also installed by the department.
Sub Divisional Agriculture officer Kakapora, other concerned officials of the department and large number of farmers were also present on the occasion.
Mega fish farm to come up in Pakul Dul Kishtwar
SRINAGAR, OCT 11: A mega fish farm funded by NHPC is coming up at PakulDul Kishtwar at a cost of Rs 4 crore.
This was stated during a meeting chaired by Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep and Fisheries and Transport departments, Dr Asgar Samoon to discuss modalities for setting up of NHPC funded projects under Environment Management Plan (EMP).
The meeting was attended by Director Fisheries RN Pandita, Director Planning Fisheries Department Omera Shafat, Joint Director Fisheries and senior officials of the NHPC.
Dr Samoon directed the officials to expedite the process of its setting up the mega plant to boost the fish farming in the Chenab valley.
He asked the officials of the NHPC to execute the projects keeping in view the laid down procedures and rules of the government.
He also stressed on the NHPC officials to adhere to the guidelines laid down by the concerned ministries for minimum damage to the environment, flora fauna where projects are being executed by them.
He also raised the issue of compensation to the Sheep and Animal Husbandry department for the disturbances caused to the Livestock due to the power generating projects.