Attracting young innovative minds towards farming top priority: Dir Agri Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Saturday stated that financial empowerment of farming community alongwith attracting more young innovative educated minds towards agriculture sector were the top priorities of the department.
The director was speaking during a high-level meeting held to review the overall agriculture scenario in Kashmir division here at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi.
Andrabi stressed for entrepreneurship development programmes through farmer producer organisations (FPOs) with a collection point, a brand point, a packing point and a selling point wherein 10-20 persons will be earning for themselves, an official handout read.
He said, “One FPO will be equipped with an agri-business centre, refrigerated van, tractor and other agriculture equipments which will be a complete package to generate employment for unemployed youths.”
Director agriculture listed a series of measures to be taken by the department for efficient implementation of different projects. Andrabi directed the officers for close monitoring of schemes and to increase the frequency of awareness deliberations to yield positive result in the farming sector which, according to him “is the backbone of employment generation”, read the handout further.
Describing entrepreneurship development in farming sector as an important component, director agriculture asked the officers to make all possible efforts to attract young and fresh innovative minds towards this sector.
He asked the officers for preparing immediate road-maps to roll-out developmental and economic projects for the maximum benefit of farming community, it added.
Attracting young innovative minds towards farming top priority: Dir Agri Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Saturday stated that financial empowerment of farming community alongwith attracting more young innovative educated minds towards agriculture sector were the top priorities of the department.
The director was speaking during a high-level meeting held to review the overall agriculture scenario in Kashmir division here at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi.
Andrabi stressed for entrepreneurship development programmes through farmer producer organisations (FPOs) with a collection point, a brand point, a packing point and a selling point wherein 10-20 persons will be earning for themselves, an official handout read.
He said, “One FPO will be equipped with an agri-business centre, refrigerated van, tractor and other agriculture equipments which will be a complete package to generate employment for unemployed youths.”
Director agriculture listed a series of measures to be taken by the department for efficient implementation of different projects. Andrabi directed the officers for close monitoring of schemes and to increase the frequency of awareness deliberations to yield positive result in the farming sector which, according to him “is the backbone of employment generation”, read the handout further.
Describing entrepreneurship development in farming sector as an important component, director agriculture asked the officers to make all possible efforts to attract young and fresh innovative minds towards this sector.
He asked the officers for preparing immediate road-maps to roll-out developmental and economic projects for the maximum benefit of farming community, it added.

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