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Promoting agriculture

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With the aim to go for comprehensive agriculture production in Jammu and Kashmir, the administration is constantly implementing its schemes on the ground.

In this connection recently Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), chaired a meeting to review implementation of government schemes that are aimed at promoting agriculture infrastructure in the state.

The schemes reviewed in the meeting included the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund (AIF), Agriculture and Horticulture Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF), Fisheries Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF), National Horticulture Board (NHB), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Livestock Mission (NLM) and Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM).

During the meeting, the status of various projects submitted by entrepreneurs for seeking loans under the different funds was presented before the ACS. He expressed his displeasure over the low rate of loan approvals and directed the officials to facilitate the approval and disbursal process with the least hassle to the beneficiaries.

He discussed establishment of sheep-goat breeding farms, breeding development of poultry, feed and fodder development and several other activities under NLM. He emphasised the need for encouraging the Jammu-based entrepreneurs to participate more in these activities.


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