SRINAGAR, AUGUST 03: A one day collaborative training on ‘Basic Techniques of Soil Testing’ was held at Directorate of Horticulture Rajbagh, Srinagar.
The training was organized by the Department of Horticulture and was a part of capacity development of the employees of the Department.
Director General (DG) Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat in his introductory remarks emphasized on the challenges in the horticulture sector particularly the soil health status in Kashmir and the Department’s role to overcome the challenges.
He stressed on the importance of soil testing and its health status vis-à-vis improving the production to accomplish the mission of Prime Minister of India for doubling farmers’ income. He opined that soil testing should be a prerequisite before establishing any orchard.
The DG later thanked all the participants and assured of organising more such training programmes from time to time.