The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to implement many centrally sponsored agri related schemes for the benefit of farmers.
Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir has asked his officers to work in a cohesive manner to benefit the farmers at the village level.
He directed for making Agriculture Extension Officers readily available to farmers and effective use of Helpline numbers for reaching higher ups by the farmers. He observed that there is no dearth of resources to aid the farmers but proper strategies are needed to benefit them most.
He urged them to aim for increasing the income of farmers. In this direction he asked both the Agriculture Universities to study the pattern of farming in J&K and introduce reforms besides assessing their income. He also took note of the delay in providing solar pumps to the farmers and asked the concerned department to start giving them to farmers from next month.
He stressed on introducing the concept of AgriStack and digital farming without any loss of time so that the benefits of schemes and plans percolate down to the targeted beneficiaries in a timely and effective manner.
The Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture recently brought forth the need for promotion of secondary agriculture focusing on increasing productivity only. He said that the processing of just 3% of our agricultural produce is not enough to meet the goal of increasing farmers income substantially. He asked for creating more connections between labs and farms so that the future needs of farming in terms of seeds and production are met here.