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Seed production

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Farming community in Jammu and Kashmir is getting all help from the government to boost their produce. Government is trying to give the best seed available to the farmers.

In a recent review meeting Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department stated that the main focus of the administration is to increase seed production.

He highlighted the potential for fast-growing sectors such as trout production and mushroom cultivation to increase farmers’ income.

He emphasised the importance of providing training on food processing, value addition and market linkage as well as fostering a culture of self-employment and entrepreneurship in Jammu & Kashmir.

He suggested that participants be provided with certificates upon completion of the training courses, and also suggested that entrepreneurship development programmes should be included in the course curriculum.

He said that sensitisation of the departmental staff is being done and will be completed by April this year.

He directed that the curriculum design be finalised in a month, resource persons for which be identified and trained by March, and a training calendar for 2023-24 be released subsequently.

He also emphasised the importance of making use of existing training centres in various departments.

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