NN Vohra, Governor, and Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, have stressed the need for large scale seed replacement to increase agri-productivity and production in the state. They asked the Vice Chancellors of both the Agricultural Universities of the state to formulate a time bound programme for multiplication and distribution of quality seed to the farmers along with the other required inputs for securing enhanced agri-production.
As per a statement the Governor and the Chief Minister were addressing the 25th University Council meeting of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Kashmir, at Raj Bhavan here Monday evening.
The Governor, who is the Chancellor of the University, while reviewing the to-date status of organic farming in the state, observed that all the required measures need to be taken for the promotion and marketing of organic produce.
Stressing the need for promoting plantation of quality high density plants, the Governor emphasized for production of quality plant material in adequate quantity and enlarging awareness among the farmers about the latest technical know-how and horticulture practices for maximizing benefits of these improved approaches. He observed that this would need to be done in a mission mode.
The Chief Minister, who is the Pro-Chancellor of the University, emphasized upon the state Agricultural Universities the need to lay greater stress on creating centres of excellence by focusing on the sectors with high growth potential on sustained basis for benefiting the State in a big way.