CEC Feroz Khan inaugurates distribution of vegetable seedlings for farmers
KARGIL, MAY 12, 2022: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today inaugurated vegetable seedling distribution among farmers at Floriculture Garden near Agriculture Complex Baroo, Kargil.
Executive Councilor Health, Mohsin Ali, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) Kargil, Kacho Muhammad Ali Khan, District Agriculture Officer (DAO), Ashiq Hussain, District Agriculture Officer Extension (DAOE), Muhammad Iqbal, Head Quarter Assistant/Nodal Officer, Muhammad Hussain Khan and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.
Around 3 to 4 lakh vegetable seedlings are being distributed among farmers in Kargil within a period of 10 to 15 days by involving Councilors and PRI members to benefit maximum number of farmers in the district.
On the occasion, CEC Khan while underlining the importance of the agriculture sector, stressed on youth to come forward and start entrepreneurship in the farming sector.
He said LAHDC Kargil and the District Administration is committed to support such entrepreneurship initiatives to boost the local economy by giving impetus and opportunities to local unemployed youth. The CEC also appreciated the Agriculture Department for providing seeds on subsidy rates to the farmer for their benefit.
The Chief Agriculture Officer Kargil informed the CEC that different seedlings of vegetables including cabbage, cauliflower, tomato, beetroot, swede local, chilli, brinjal, capsicum, bottle gourd and cucumber will be distributed among the beneficiaries. The CAO informed that in coming days, flower seedlings will be distributed among farmers.