World Soil Day Observed in Shopian

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By FK WEB DESK on 05/12/2018.

World Soil Day Observed in Shopian

Shopian, December 05: In order to celebrate the World Soil Day, a day-long function was organized by the Agriculture Department Shopian in Collaboration with KVK Shopian at Mini Secretariat Shopian.

On the occasion, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Shopian Dr. Majid Jahangir said the aim of the World Soil Day is to aware people about the protection and proper usage of the land.
He stressed upon the officer and officials of the Agriculture Department and Scientist from KVK Shopian to prepare the Soil Fertility Map of the District which can play a vital role in the overall suitable development of Soils of the district. The Chief Guest also appreciated the Department of Agriculture for organising such events.
He said the event is organized world across to aware human beings about their responsibility towards the protection of the soil.
Meanwhile Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Shopian Farooq Ahmad Reshi stressed up on the judicious use of Fertilizers with more emphasis on the use of organic Fertilizers, Micro Nutrients, Bio-Fertilizers and Neam based urea as per the soil health card issued by the department to the farmers for sustainable development of Soil by stopping the dominance of chemicals in today’s agriculture.
Scientist from KVK Shopian Viz. DR. Tariq Rasool, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad and others also spoke on the occasion and interacted with Agriculture department officer and officials and Farmers and gave valuable suggestions for improving the soil Health by adopting latest technology Use of Organic fertilizers.
The training cum awareness programme was attended by the Officers of Agriculture Department, KVK Shopian and hundreds of farmers from different areas of the district and other concerned.

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