Seeks funding for JK’s agriculture sector
NEW DELHI: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Thursday called on the World Bank to continue to provide technical assistance to agriculture sector of Jammu and Kashmir, an official press note issued here read.
He made this request while meeting the World Bank representatives in New Delhi.
Stressing that the state has a clear advantage in vegetable, mushroom, honey, saffron among other crops, the minister said the World Bank assistance would help create necessary infrastructure and marketing facilities for farmers.
According to the press note, Hanjura informed the representatives that JK’s agriculture sector met massive damages in 2014 floods and requested the World Bank to continue providing assistance to the state government.
The World Bank representatives assured the minister of providing all possible technical assistance to the state.
The minister according to the press note said, “Cluster production can be a game changer in the whole agriculture scenario and Small and Medium Enterprises will be given a push to change the scenario.”
He also said that the agriculture department of the state was looking to explore e-commerce avenues to meet the changing marketing demands.