60 thousand hectares of Basmati land will be made fertile: LG

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Jammu. LG Manoj Sinha said that work is going on to make 60 thousand hectares of Basmati cultivable land more productive. For this, high quality seeds have been made available to the farmers at affordable prices. In this financial year, it has been decided to provide quality seeds to seven and a half lakh farmers at a cost of 16 crores.
Flagging off the consignment of Nano Urea, the LG said that the government is making every effort to take the agricultural products to the national and international market. MoU has been signed with NAFED in the field of Horticulture. Under this, apple, walnut, mango and litchi will be produced in 5500 hectares in the next five years. For this, an investment of Rs 1700 crore will be made in the Union Territory. Besides Kathua, three cold storages will be set up in North and South Kashmir. 500 crore will be spent on each.
Sinha said that the government is working with the aim of increasing the income of the farmers. Along with this, efforts are being made to give employment to more and more youth in the agriculture sector. To promote agriculture and horticulture, a provision of Rs 2008 crore has been made this year, which is Rs 695 crore more than last year. Agricultural Universities of Jammu and Kashmir have been set up to promote food processing units and start-ups related to agriculture. With the help of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, efforts are being made to reach every farmer so that they can make use of state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Under this, machinery worth Rs 65 crore will be provided to 30 thousand identified farmers. Along with this, means of irrigation will be provided to 25 thousand farmers at a cost of 91 crores. He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for encouraging scientists and farmers to use urea sparingly.
74 crore for employment generation of rural youth
The LG said that the government is also working towards skill development and employment generation for rural youth. A provision of Rs 74 crore has been made for this. With this, along with increasing the capacity of cold storage, employment opportunities will also be provided to the youth. Gujarat’s Food and Supplies Minister Jayesh Radadiya, IFFCO Managing Director Dr. US Awasthi, Principal Secretary Agriculture Naveen Kumar Choudhary, Scast Jammu Vice Chancellor Dr. JP Sharma were also present in the program.

Jammu. LG Manoj Sinha said that work is going on to make 60 thousand hectares of Basmati cultivable land more productive. For this, high quality seeds have been made available to the farmers at affordable prices. In this financial year, it has been decided to provide quality seeds to seven and a half lakh farmers at a cost of 16 crores.

Flagging off the consignment of Nano Urea, the LG said that the government is making every effort to take the agricultural products to the national and international market. MoU has been signed with NAFED in the field of Horticulture. Under this, apple, walnut, mango and litchi will be produced in 5500 hectares in the next five years. For this, an investment of Rs 1700 crore will be made in the Union Territory. Besides Kathua, three cold storages will be set up in North and South Kashmir. 500 crore will be spent on each.

Sinha said that the government is working with the aim of increasing the income of the farmers. Along with this, efforts are being made to give employment to more and more youth in the agriculture sector. To promote agriculture and horticulture, a provision of Rs 2008 crore has been made this year, which is Rs 695 crore more than last year. Agricultural Universities of Jammu and Kashmir have been set up to promote food processing units and start-ups related to agriculture. With the help of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, efforts are being made to reach every farmer so that they can make use of state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Under this, machinery worth Rs 65 crore will be provided to 30 thousand identified farmers. Along with this, means of irrigation will be made available to 25 thousand farmers at a cost of 91 crores. He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for encouraging scientists and farmers to use urea sparingly.

74 crore for employment generation of rural youth

The LG said that the government is also working towards skill development and employment generation for rural youth. A provision of Rs 74 crore has been made for this. With this, along with increasing the capacity of cold storage, employment opportunities will also be provided to the youth. Gujarat’s Food and Supplies Minister Jayesh Radadiya, IFFCO Managing Director Dr. US Awasthi, Principal Secretary Agriculture Naveen Kumar Choudhary, Scast Jammu Vice Chancellor Dr. JP Sharma were also present in the program.

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