Mir launches Kitchen Garden Scheme for Srinagar City

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/11/2013 1:57:26 AM

SRINAGAR, Mar 10 : Minister For Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir said that for promotion of Kitchen Garden Scheme, 60 hectares of land would be covered under Kitchen Garden Scheme in the Srinagar city under which 2000 Persons would benefitted by launching the Scheme. The Minister was addressing at a seed distribution function organised by Directorate of Agriculture Department here today.
The programme was initiated today with distribution of Seed Kit of Radish, Beans, Sag, Seedlings of Knol Khol, Cauliflower, Tool Kits comprising of hand-hoe and Khurpa, Vermi Compost bags and vegetable calendar indicating package practices of various vegetables among the registered beneficiaries. The schedule for distribution has already been notified and accordingly incentives were distributed by Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir today at Lalmandi Srinagar.
On this occasion Minister said that this unique initiative, first of its kind in the state, aims at promoting organic vegetable growing in the available land within people living in Srinagar city. He said that scheme will increase the safe and good quality vegetable production level in Srinagar city and make the local vegetable self-reliant. He advised people to coordinate with Agriculture Department to make kitchen garden scheme successful. Mir said that Kashmir valley is suitable climatic conditions for vegetable crops.
He stressed upon the officers of the Department to replicate scheme in all the major towns of the valley. Mir said that Governments’ thrust is to decrease the cost production in Agriculture by way of introduction of quality hybrid seeds and technological innovations.



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