Sopore gets seed storage plant

Rs. 2 cr utilized for enhancing agri productivity in Dist: Dir Agri

Agriculture Department has spent Rs. 2 crore in district Baramulla for enhancing the production & productivity of various crops during the year 2013-14.
The amount has been spent under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes like RKVY, Vegetable Initiative, and Horticulture Mission & ATMA under District Plan.
This was revealed at a review meeting held here today under the chairmanship of Director Agriculture Kashmir, Mushtaq Peerzada.
The meeting was informed that 3000 quintals of paddy seed and 1100 quintals of Hybrid Maize was supplied to the farmers at subsidized rates to achieve the seed replacement rate of 33 per cent in respect of paddy & 25 per cent in respect of Maize. In addition, Hybrid seeds worth Rs. 20 lakh were also distributed among the vegetable growers of the District on 90 per cent subsidy. The  meeting was informed that during the year 2013-14, seven tractors, 51 tillers, 190 irrigation pump sets, 60 tool kits, 32 power sprayers, 51 tool sprayers, 60 poly house structures, 100 vermi-compost units, 12 motorized carts & 50 manually operated carts were distributed among farmers.
Earlier, Director Agriculture Kashmir laid foundation stone of 1000 MT capacity seed storage building at Peth Seer, Sopore. The project is coming up at a cost of Rs. 38 lakh to strengthening the seed infrastructure facilities in the district.
Among others Joint Directors Inputs/Extension, District & Sub Divisional officers of the department were also present in the meeting.

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