Digital Desk, Jammu. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday announced a comprehensive development plan for agriculture and allied sectors. This information was provided by officers.
The project has been approved by the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council headed by Sinha. Officials said that in July 2022, the Union Territory Administration constituted an apex committee for the overall development of agriculture and allied sectors, to which prominent luminaries were invited.
The committee, working in mission mode, has come out with a comprehensive plan in the form of 29 projects covering all sectors under the purview of Agriculture Production Department in a record time of five months, said an official statement. What is unique about these projects is not only that they have been designed by some of the best minds of the country, but also the fact that they were constructed in a consultative mode. This is to ensure that the views of all the stakeholders including our farmers are taken.
The Lt Governor said: After going through the contents of the projects approved by the committee and their expected outputs and outcomes, I am confident that a new revolution is coming in agriculture and allied sectors. Jammu and Kashmir is determined to move forward to touch new heights of success.
The projects, which have now been approved by the Administrative Council and have an outlay of Rs 5,013 crore over the next five years, will set J&K’s agricultural economy on a new path of development, doubling the production of the sectors, the statement said. promote exports and make the sectors sustainable and commercially viable. This will usher in a new phase of farmer prosperity and rural livelihood security in J&K.
These 29 projects will almost double the production of the regions, boost exports and make the regions sustainable and commercially viable. These benefits would be equitable, reach the last person in the mile and be ecologically sustainable through efficient use of bio-resources for food, feed and industry. Agriculture production which is Rs 37,600 crore will increase by more than Rs 28,142 crore to reach more than Rs 65,700 crore per annum, resulting in an increase of 11 per cent in the sectoral growth rate.
It is further stated, the intervention will generate employment opportunities for over 2.8 lakh youth and set up around 19,000 enterprises. More than 2.5 lakh persons will be skilled in various agri-enterprises ranging from seed production, precision cultivation of vegetables, bee keeping, cocoon production, mushroom cultivation.
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