Will make farmers entrepreneurs par excellence in J&K: LG Sinha

Srinagar, June 12 (UNI) Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said Government is taking all necessary steps to make farmers entrepreneurs par excellence in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing during the ‘Paddy Transplantation Festival’ at Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, the Lt Governor highlighted the efforts of the Administration, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to empower the farming community and to rejuvenate the agriculture & allied sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that J&K Government is taking all necessary steps to make our farmers entrepreneurs par excellence.

“Paddy cultivation is the backbone of J&K’s economy and our farmers with their unwavering commitment are playing a vital role in ensuring food security and maintaining the agrarian tradition,” Sinha said.

He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for dedicating the Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP) worth Rs.5013 Crore.

The LG said the HADP and its 29 projects are being implemented for creating a strong and commercially viable agriculture and allied sector.

Sinha reaffirmed that the policies and projects of the Government under HADP are based on the principles of economy, equity and ecology to put J&K on a new trajectory of growth.

The Lt Governor also shared various key interventions and necessary steps being taken by the J&K Government to make the farmers of Jammu Kashmir entrepreneurs par excellence.

In Kashmir Division, an area of 1,27,167 hectares would be brought under paddy cultivation this year and a total 2,94,821 Hectares of net area under cultivation during Kharif Season, he observed.

Sinha directed the officials to ensure timely supply of critical inputs, promoting innovative technologies, and to tap the potential of diversification and intercropping to improve farm productivity.

He informed that the administration is going to launch the Kisan Sampark Abhiyan 3.0, soon.

The Lt Governor also highlighted the important role of educated youth, experts, officials and farmers of J&K in the agriculture & allied sector.

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