t Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT), Manoj Sinha on Friday said that the government is extending sustained handholding and support to the farming community facilitating the rapid growth in the agriculture and its allied sectors for improving profitability of farmers.
LG Sinha said, “With an aim to promote farm mechanization and creating self-sufficient villages, in this financial year, 500 Tractors with Rs 2 lakh subsidy, besides Power Tillers, Paddy Planters and Threshers are being distributed among the farmers across J&K.”
Emphasizing on better storage provisions for produce, LG said that the promotion of Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy and Poultry sectors are our priorities and the Administration is going to take every step for the development of these sectors. He also underscored the importance of launching a massive campaign to make farmers aware of land use and other facets of modern agriculture.
“I have identified four issues that are being addressed on priority – Increasing productivity through Intervention of technology, ensuring best price and market support, mitigation of risks and diversification through allied activities”, observed the Lt Governor.
We are working out the prioritization and convergence wherever required to make our efforts more effective in improving the viability, profitability, and sustainability of agriculture and allied sectors, he added.