Director of Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal Saturday held a virtual meeting with the senior officers of the Department and JKHPMC regarding the marketing of sweet corn in and outside of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
He asked the concerned officers to explore all the available marketing options in and outside the UT of J&K. Besides the conventional markets ensure the availability of sweet corn at all the tourist destinations of valley.
He said the Department is going to celebrate Sweet Corn Day to appreciate the efforts of sweet corn farmers and the concerned officers/ officials of the Department who worked hard to make it a successful venture according to kashmirobserver.net
He directed the Chief Agriculture Officers to showcase sweet corn at local as well as outside markets because sweet corn is still a new crop to the consumers of valley which will on one hand help the propagation of this cereal and on the other hand will also attract more and more farmers towards this remunerative and economically sustainable agriculture commodity.
132 hectares of land has been brought under the cultivation of sweet corn this year in the valley with an anticipated production 7.3 MT of sweet corn.