Wasim Majnoon Mir
Kupwara, April 07: District Development Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir , today convened a meeting to review progress and development in Agriculture and Horticulture sectors of the district.
‘Threadbare discussions was held during the meeting to come out with out of box solutions so that these sectors get an impetus.’
The Chief Agriculture Officer Kupwara informed the meeting that an area of about 39,900 hectares has been brought under Kharif crop and 12655 hectares under Rabi crop cultivation.
“The meeting also took a thorough review of horticulture sector of the district. It was given out that out of 28708 hectares of land,19896 hectares is under fresh fruits and 8812 under dry fruits. It was also informed that in 2017-18 year total production of fruits is expected around 339138 Mts and out of it 295078 Mts is fresh fruits and 44060 mts dry fruits.”
On the occasion DDC said that there shall be continuous monitoring on village level. He also directed the officials that the basic data of farmers should be uploaded in next 15 days. He also directed the concerned that the soil testing teams should be mobilised so that the farmers of the district can do batter in the field of agriculture.
“DDC also directed the concerned officials to identify the land for water harvesting tanks at designated places so that people do not face any difficulties in coming summer.”
“He also directed the concerned SDAO of Sogam to do the survey in Khumriyal-Shumriyal and Cherkoot in the production and demand of organic fertiliser and establish wormi-composed units so that the organic waste is not wasted and shall not be laid on the roads.”
He also directed the officials of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and others to join the hands and work in cooperation with each other for good results in Marketing, increase in agricultural and Horticultural land for giving boost to the economy of the district.