Prosperity for farmers
In order to make the farmers enjoy the fruits of prosperity, the government has taken a slew of measures in Jammu and Kashmir in this direction.
In the last two years, we have come out with a viable strategy to achieve the historic task of ensuring higher incomes to our farmers. We have overcome several hurdles to sustain a higher rate of agriculture & allied sectors growth and made it more equitable and inclusive.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha recently addressed the valedictory session of multi-stakeholder convention on holistic development of agriculture & allied sectors in J&K, at SKICC Srinagar.
He said that such efforts will deepen our understanding of critical gaps and steps required for transforming and rejuvenating the main pillar of our economy.
Deliberations among eminent agricultural scientists, policy planners, policy makers, academia and farmers will lead to the formulation of a futuristic roadmap for rapid growth in agriculture and allied sector.
He noted that the UT’s Agriculture & allied sector was performing much below its potential in recent years. J&K administration took several measures to reverse the declining trend by filling credit gaps, diversification, high-density plantation, building storage capacity, market linkages and extension services. Agriculture growth last year was recorded at 3.9% and food processing at 11.18%. However, we have a huge number of small and marginal farmers who need financial support and benefits of the central & UT schemes, and handholding to meet the challenges.