SRINAGAR: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh has said that the new and latest technological interventions would increase the Horticulture productivity besides providing new job avenues to the youth of the state.
The Deputy Chief Minister was interacting with people and group of school children during his visit to the ‘Rise in Kashmir’ exhibition held at SKICC here Wednesday organized by Sansa Foundation.
The objective of holding the exhibition is to create awareness and sensitize horticulturists about the central and state policies as well as the achievements being registered.
Singh said that for ensuing sustained development of horticulture sector and increasing its productivity throughout the country, the union government has started ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ (MIDH) in every district of Jammu and Kashmir, North East and Himalayan states. “Under the scheme the funds are being provided on 90:10 ratio and an amount of Rs 51.52 crore have been earmarked to the state for boosting the horticulture activities,” he added.
Singh said that the present government lead by Narendra Modi has ensured that the new technological interventions are adopted in different sectors so that their productivity gets increased, quality enhances and new avenues of employment are created.
He said that due to the constant endeavors of the union government head away has been achieved in every facet of life and people in every part of the country are getting benefitted from these.
The Deputy Chief Minister further asked the participants of the exhibition to carry a positive message about the situation in the state to the other parts of the country and that as ambassadors of propagating peace. He said that the step would go a long way in dispelling the wrong notions being created by certain quarters about the situation in the state.
While interacting with the students, the Dy Chief Minister asked them to pursue their careers in different fields so that they can make a mark for themselves as well as the state. He said they should also get the requisite information about the various technologies and their interventions in different fields and facets of life.
The Deputy Chief Minister also went round the stalls established by the different government departments of the states, other states and different corporations.