Central government is very keen to provide support to saffron growers so that their product reaches the international market. In this direction recently Union MoS Agriculture visited Indian International Trade Saffron Spice Park at Pampore.
The Minister said that the Central Government is ready to provide all possible help and support to the farmers. “With the existence of Spice Park, the income out of saffron production of growers has doubled. Center will provide all kinds of facilities and assistance to the farmers for a prosperous life,” he added.
The Government of India and the J&K government is keen to widen the growth of agriculture as well as horticulture sectors that are vital towards transforming the lives of the farming community. He maintained that these sectors can transform the economy of the UT tremendously over the next decade by creating numerous job opportunities, reducing poverty and backwardness besides increasing the production to facilitate optimum economic growth in a peaceful and eco-friendly manner.
The MoS said that the Central Government brings hope for the agriculture sector of Jammu-Kashmir that aims at doubling the farmers’ income in a planned manner. “The strategy is to focus on encouraging the cultivation of High Yield and High Density crops, use of modern technology and other measures.
The Minister said that the government has also laid special focus on farm mechanization which is another area instrumental in transforming the agriculture sector which will help farmers to enhance their production manifold.