Srinagar, Dec 26: The joint Director Agriculture Extension Kashmir, G.M Dobhi today Inaugurated one-day awareness cum training programme on “Promotion of Niche Crops in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir” under the holistic development program at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi Srinagar. The programme was organised by an advanced research station for saffron &seed spices, SKUAST- Kashmir in collaboration with department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Kashmir.
In his Inaugural address, Joint Director Agriculture extension G. M. Dobhi highlighted the importance of the promotion of niche crops like saffron, kala zeera, and Mushkbudjii like crops.
He said that under HADP special attention has been given in this direction and many interventions are on for the promotion and development of niche crops like saffron. He said that our niche crops had a vast potential in terms of economic growth and sustainability. He impressed upon the participants to organise more such programs in the coming times so that more and more young educated farmers could be aware of the economic potential of niche crops. He also marked the benefits of value addition and marketing of niche Products.
The programme was attended by senior scientist Research station Seed and Spices Dusso Pampore Dr. Bashir Ahmad Allaie, Nodal Officer ZBNF Shiekh Imran and other stakeholders.