Jammu: Vice Chairman State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Daljit Singh Chib, called on Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Farmers Welfare & Panchayati Raj Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at New Delhi and discussed various issues of the farmers of Jammu and Kashmir.
He apprised the Union Minister that Agriculture Sector in state needs attention on priority and requested that there is a need to open more Krishi Vigyan Kendras in the State for development of new agricultural practices and technologies suitable for agroclimate of state besides it will also help in capacity building, skill development, improving socio-economic condition of the farmers .
Vice Chairman said that opening of procurement Mandies was a historic decision of the Centre which has given a new lease of life to the farmers of the country and which has helped to check black marketing and interventions of middlemen. He requested the Union Minister for providing sufficient funds to State Government for establishment of such type of Permanent Procurement Mandies in the State.
The Union Minister assured the Vice Chairman of every possible help to the state in improving the condition of the farmers . He further assured that more Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Research Centres shall be established in the State of Jammu and Kashmir besides providing possible help for establishment of Permanent Procurement Mandies.