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Bandipora gets organic vegetable cluster sale outlet at Trigam

BANDIPORA— Joint Director Agricultural Farms, procurement Mandis and
promotion of Spices and Medicinal plants, Dr. Syed Waseem Ahmad Shah on
Saturday inaugurated organic vegetable cluster sale outlet at Naid
Bagh Trigam Sumbal here.
Progressive farmers from organic vegetable cluster Ganastan
and other adjoining vegetable areas participated and got encouraged by
the information about the various departmental schemes.
At the Sale outlet farmers from organic cluster Ganastan
exhibited their organic food products for sale including mushroom and
The program was conducted while following Covid SOP’s
strictly. In addition to farmers, various Self Help Groups (SHGs) of
women including Shehjar FPO displayed their work regarding
Chief Agriculture Officer, Bandipora, Rafiq Ahmad Kakroo,
Agrostologist Mujtaba Yahya, SDAO Sumbal Farooq Ahmad Sofi, District
officers and other Sub-Divisional and zonal level officers were also
present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Joint Director said that
organic farming is acknowledged worldwide as a crop production system
which can sustain the health of soil, ecosystem, and people by
combining tradition, innovation, and improved farm technology.
He said the need of the hour is to broaden the base of such
centers for bringing the right product at the right price for the
He emphasized that organic cultivation is emerging as the
most lucrative farm activity and needs to be promoted across Jammu and
While elaborating on the organic sector’s success in the
valley, he said that organic vegetables are becoming an integral part
of regular food consumption as people are growing health-conscious,
for which the department is taking various initiatives.