Sale drive of seedlings for backyard farming started at Bijbihara

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ANANTNAG, Mar 18: To boost the backyard and organic backyard farming, Agriculture Department Anantnag today kick-started the sale drive of seedlings of various vegetable varieties at kitchen Garden Bijbehara. The drive was jointly started by Sub Divisional Magistrate Bijbehara, Saleem Jahangir and Chief Agriculture Officer Anantnag, Dr Syed Waseem Ahmad Shah in presence of District Agriculture Officer Extension, Apiculture Development officer, In charge Kitchen Garden Assistant and other Officials.
“It is expected that about 2.0 lac seedlings of different vegetable varieties covering an area of 9.3 hectares with a production of 3262 Qtls with estimated worth of Rs 97.86 lakh will be sold”, the officials informed.
On the occasion, CAO, Dr Waseem said that the department has been promoting Kitchen Garden activities by providing high quality seeds and seedlings at subsidized rates. “This encourages people to take this activity as hobby and consume organically grown vegetables which also reduces their import thus helping our health and economy,” he added.

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