There is a special focus of Jammu and Kashmir administration on agriculture and horticulture sectors. Lot of schemes from the central government for the welfare of the farmers are being implemented on the ground and according to the officials there is a visible change in these sectors due to the government interventions.
Recently the Union Minister of Agriculture along with his two deputies visited Jammu and Kashmir and held interactions with scientists and farmers to understand how the union government can help them by different schemes.
He termed the region as an important part of the country in its progress while calling J & K as the crown of India. He said this region is shoulder-to-shoulder in the country’s progress and development towards self-reliance.
He made these remarks while interacting with farmers, apple growers and horticulturists at the Center of Excellence at Zawoora Srinagar.
He was responding to farmers and growers who raised several issues during their interaction with the visiting Union Ministers team. The issues the horticulturists flagged included absence of lending from other banks, start-up policy, Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for C-grade apple produce, Fasal Bima Yojan for apples etc.
Counting the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi since coming to power, he said that numerous schemes have been implemented for farmers and growers welfare throughout the country and there is visible change on the ground also.