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  • To meet out global standards, lab infrastructure to be upgraded on real time basis

SRINAGAR: Amid increasing sensitivity among the consumers with respect to different residual chemicals and other molecular compositions of the crop grains like cereals, pulses, vegetables, oilseeds etc at National and Global level the role and importance of quality control  lab. infrastructure has increase manifold over the years.  With the addition of real time technologies, equipments and machinery, different purity, quality and hygiene parameters are now a day’s easily determined and analysed, therefore  the modern lab infrastructure has a key role in promoting the market value of different agri-commodities and products.  This was disclosed by Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi during an extensive visit to quality control lab infrastructure of the department here at Lalmandi Srinagar.

Director visited different sections  of pesticide quality control lab, fertilizer quality control lab and bio fertilizer quality control lab. While interacting with the concerned officers and technical staff Director Agriculture highlights the need to strengthen the lab infrastructure of the department.  He directed the concerned officers to make the DPR’s in consonance with the latest equipments, gadgets and machinery so that all the labs could be upgraded. The Agriculture Chemist Kashmir Mrs Tabasum Naaz presented a detailed blueprint of different available facilities, and the equipments and machineries the different labs are in need of. she also described different procedures performed by different labs for the promotion of quality control in fertilizer, bio fertilizers and pesticide sector. She raised the need for some engineering modifications in the basic designing of the labs to meet out different requirements.