Agriculture and horticulture sectors are the main pillars of the economy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Recently LG Manoj Sinha said in Agricultural University of Jammu that his government will modernize the agriculture sector and bring change on the ground level.
He said that focus is on enhancing the capacity of the farmers so they can earn better prices and act as facilitators of economic growth.
He observed that J&K UT has made impressive progress in production, value addition, and marketing in the last two years for ensuring sustainable income to the farmers. The UT administration has taken consistent steps to gradually convert rural areas into economic units and bridge the gap between villages and cities.
Government is succeeded in expanding local product branding, mechanization, high-density plantation, quality seed, capacity building, GI tagging, banking facility, and micro irrigation to provide maximum benefits to our farming community.
He said under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, path-breaking reforms have been taken in the Agriculture sector.
Today the whole world is looking towards India with hope to overcome agricultural challenges. Young scientists will spearhead the mission of holistic approach and pragmatic programme in harnessing tremendous capacities of the agriculture sector. The pace of transforming the rural economy will be accelerated by adopting modern Agri strategies and environment-friendly technologies.