Kashmir Indepth

Hybrid vegetable seedlings on sale at Lalmandi

Srinagar, Sep 07(KINS): The Agriculture Department, Kashmir, today organized sale of hybrid variety of seedlings of vegetables including Cabbage, Cauliflower, Knol Khol, G. M. Dari Saag etc here at Kitchen Garden Lalmandi, Srinagar. The main aim of distribution of seedlings is to promote Kitchen Garden activities in both urban and rural areas. It is expected that more than 2 lakh hybrid seedlings of different types will be distributed among the growers.

The famers and unemployed youths are advised to practice seedling production in their fields and kitchen gardens, which is a very profitable venture and can improve their socio economic plight for which the department is providing all technical guidance and support.

The sale witnessed tremendous response from the people and not only farmers from Srinagar but also from other parts of the Valley participated in it, the statement issued by the agriculture department, Kashmir said.

Necessary guidelines, issued by the authorities from time to time in light of Covid-19 pandemic, including maintaining social distancing, were
followed in letter and spirit.

Government is committed to Promote Kitchen Garden Scheme in order to increase the production to bridge the gap in demand and supply in local market while rest surplus production can be exported to National market. (KINS)

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