The J & K administration has taken many programs with the help of the central government to boost the rural economy. They are trying to make Jammu and Kashmir self-sufficient in many sectors so that there is an economic boost.
In this direction recently the Department of Agriculture rolled out Accelerated Pulses Production Programme (A3P). This step has been taken to make Jammu and Kashmir self sufficient and subsequent boost to pulses export.
According to the officials of the Agricultural department this scheme would come up as the biggest contributor of pulses in the country which otherwise has become heavily dependent on outside states and countries for its pulses requirements.
J&K has huge pulses requirement and dependency on outside states is more and the A3P scheme will not only make J&K self-sufficient in terms of pulses, but will also help the UT to become a major exporter of the pulses production for national and international markets.
The move would help to improve the production level of pulses in J&K and subsequently help in doubling the economy of farmers.
The official said that outside J&K, pulses have a good market and J&K fortunately can give satisfactory production of pulses than national level due to its good weather conditions.
J&K has more opportunities due to better weather conditions and better soil quality which can boost the several measures to accelerate the production level of pulses.