SRINAGAR: Department of Agriculture, Kashmir Sunday launched 24×7 helpline to assist farmers during lockdown. “The main objective of setting up the helpline is to answer the queries regarding different field operations and agricultural activities to the callers and to make sure that every farmer and grower can access credible and accurate information regarding different field crops and other agriculture activities on the ground,” department said in a statement.

It reads, “In this regard, the officers who have been designated to provide the requisite guidance to the farming community round the clock includes Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, Director Agriculture Kashmir, (General Agriculture), 9419008391, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, Joint Director Agriculture Kashmir Extension/ Inputs Kashmir, (General Agriculture), 9419104117, M. I. Khateeb, Joint Director Agriculture Engineering, (Engineering), 9419149569, Syed Waseem Ahmad Shah, Agrostologist, (Fodders), 7889749020, Fida Iqbal, Floriculture Development Officer, (Floriculture), 9419013818, Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Seed Production Officer, (Vegetables), 7006902014, Sartaj Ahmad Shah, Manager Padgampora, (Pulses & Cereals), 7889566938, Navtej Singh, Mushroom Development Officer, (Mushroom Cultivation), 7780819894, Waheed-ur-Rehman, Assistant Entomologist, (Bee Keeping), 9419091753, Sheikh Imran, Assistant Director, Law Enforcement, (Pesticides/ Insecticides/ Fertilizers), 7889555622.”


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