Principal Secretary Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department Navin Kumar Choudhary (IAS) on Wednesday inaugurated Administrative Block of Agriculture Department at Lalmandi.
Principal Secretary during the occasion said Government is all set to provide the basic facilities and good working environment to the employees. He said with a new workplace, comes new energy and new excitement and most of all greater sense of responsibility among the employees. Secretary reiterated the commitment of providing all facilities to the employees so that they can work for the betterment of farming community without any inconvenience.
Navin appreciated the efforts put forth by the officers, officials and field functionaries of the department during the crisis time of Covid-19 by reaching every nook and corner of the valley and provided them agriculture inputs and technical guidance despite health risks.
Principal Secretary stressed upon the officers and officials of the Department to work in a mission mode to promote the Agriculture sector of valley by providing latest technical knowhow among the farmers and growers so that self sufficiency is achieved.
Later Principal Secretary inspected recently inaugurated Organic Vegetable Market at Lalmandi, and interacted with the growers and enquired them about the benefits of the sale market.
Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi said that the building will come up at a cost of Rs.242.03 lacs . He said that this type of infrastructure will further strengthen to facilitate in reaching out to the farmers.
Besides others Joint Director Agriculture Extension Chowdhary Muhammad Iqbal, joint Director Agriculture Inputs Amir Ud Din Andrabi, Project Coordinator Mushrooms Farooq Ahmad Shah, all Chief Agriculture Officers were present on the occasion.