JAMMU, NOVEMBER 20: Director Agriculture Production & Farmer Welfare, Inder Jeet along with a team of officer today conducted an Extensive tour of Samba district to inspect the progress of various Farmer Welfare Schemes and field activities being under taken by Department of Agriculture.
The team of officer including Chief Agriculture Officer Samba, Sanjay Verma, SDAO, Samba, Varinder Dogra, SMS- SDL, R. K. Mathu, SMS-DL, Sanjay Raina, MDA, Avatar Singh, AEOS and AEAs accompanied the Director during the visit.
The Director Agriculture visited Nud, Kolpur Dhurie, Tanda and took stock of implementation of various intervention schemes of the department in these areas, including Intensive Vegetable Development programme. He inspected Vegetable Clusters and Mushroom Production Units established under the guidance of department.
He advised the farmers to diversify their farming through activities like Apiculture, Mushroom, Seed Production, production of high value vegetables under protected and controlled conditions to get round the year production for high returns. He further advised them to switch to organic farming.