Lack of experts, govt apathy hampers organic farming in Kashmir

Srinagar: Lack of experts at the district Krishi Vigyan Kendras(KVK) to counsel and guide the farmers has left organic farming a non-starter in the valley, despite an initiative by government in collaboration with SKUAST-K to switch over to eco-friendly farming.
Not a single scientist is available at the district KVKs to help farmers take the leap to eco-friendly farming.
In 2012 Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir was mandated to produce organic farming package and provide expert advice to farmers for promotion of organic farming in Kashmir.