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KashmirMoS Agriculture visits Saffron Spice Park

MoS Agriculture visits Saffron Spice Park


Pampore, Jun 10 (KNO): Under the Union Government's third public outreach programme, the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary Friday visited Indian Trade Saffron Spice Park, Pampore where he inspected various departments of the processing unit.

Choudhary said that the Government of India and the J&K government is keen to widen the growth of agriculture as well as horticulture sectors that are vital towards transforming lives of the farming community. He maintained that these sectors can transform the of the UT tremendously over the next decade by creating numerous job opportunities, reducing poverty and backwardness besides increasing the production to facilitate optimum economic growth in a peaceful and eco-friendly manner.

The MoS said that Central Government brings hope for the agriculture sector of - that aims at doubling the farmers' income in a planned manner. “The strategy is to focus on encouraging the cultivation of High Yield and High Density crops, use of modern technology and other measures,” he said.

The Minister said that the government has also laid special focus on farm mechanization which is another area instrumental in transforming the agriculture sector which will help farmers to enhance their production manifold.

To help farmers increase their income, the government has announced an agriculture infrastructure fund of nearly Rs 1.50 lakh crore under the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme to ensure infrastructure development in villages, the minister said.

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