SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 10: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Altaf Aijaz Andrabi chaired a review meeting on the establishment of Sprinkle System under National Saffron Mission (NSM) here at Lal Mandi.
The Director was informed that out of targeted 124 bore-wells, 108 have been dug out and handed over to Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) and MED has harnessed 82 wells, whereas installation of sprinkle system stands completed at 12 sites and other 52 sites are under progress. Meanwhile, 10 sites are operational whereas two sites need repairs.
During the meeting, the Director Agriculture asked Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) Budgam to identify sites along the periphery of Chewweader, Nowgam so that the area is brought under irrigation. However, CAO informed the chair that certain areas in Khrew, Wuyan have very deep-water table and need digging.