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In order to boost the agriculture sector and to provide farmers better avenues to sell their produce, the J & K government is trying to establish a marketing chain for this purpose.

The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department recently reviewed implementation of certain schemes being executed under the ambitious Holistic Agriculture Development Plan (HADP) during a meeting held with concerned officers and other stakeholders.

The avenues like development of 10 lakh mulberry plants, establishment of Chawki Rearing Centres, Certified seed production of 2000 Quintal of High Yielding Varieties at Departmental farms, expansion of area under millets by 6000 Ha, Mechanization of Public Sector farms, establishment of AI and Precision Farming Centers, Procurement of new strains of Mushrooms and establishment of 26 Pasteurized Compost Making Units and 72 Controlled conditioned cropping units etc also came up under discussion during this meeting.

The plan includes a total of twenty nine projects. These projects based on the principles of economy, equity & ecology shall transform the agricultural economy of J&K putting it on a new trajectory of growth, almost doubling the output of the sectors, boosting exports and making the sectors sustainable & commercially viable. This will herald a new phase of farmer prosperity and rural livelihood security in J&K. The agricultural output which stands at Rs 37600 crore shall increase with a resultant increment in sectoral growth rate to 11%.

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