Agri dept advises farmers to cultivate pulses, vegetables
Anantnag, Jun 10: Anantnag known as to be land of springs is facing scarcity of water as over 3600 hectares of paddy land in the district is hit due to drought-like situation.
Agriculture officers told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that about 15-20 percent paddy land in the district is getting affected due to shortage of water.
They said that as per their assessment at Panchayat and zone level, about 15-20 percent of paddy land has no chance as of now to get any irrigation facilities.
Some other parts are facing shortage of water where paddy sapling plantation has got delayed but efforts are underway to minimise areas affected by drought-like situation, they said.
There is no major problem in Dachnipora and Khoveripora which are dependent on Dadi and Martand canal but areas dependent on Brengi and Arpath Nallah are facing scarcity of irrigation.
Officials requested people to sow pulses and vegetables and the department would provide them tube wells and bore-wells so as to irrigate fields.