New Delhi: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura called on union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh here on Thursday to discuss the measures underway for revamping Agriculture Sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister was accompanied by Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production Department (APD), Secretary APD, Directors Agriculture Kashmir and Jammu and Command Area Development Directors and MD AGRO’s.
During the meeting Hanjura informed that under Paramparagath Krishi Vikas Youjana state government is in the process of setting up Vermi Composite Units for all farmers of four Districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
He also projected the demand for setting up of Saffron Park in Kishtwar and continuation of National Saffron Mission for five more years, development of Central Insecticide Lab and Fertiliser Laboratory Unit besides setting up of Soil Testing Labs in all Sub-Divisions of the state.
The Minister further sought setting up of 87 Integrated Farm Management Systems in the State during the current financial year. He also told the union agriculture Minister that setting up of new two Bio-Pesticide Labs and provision for 10 Refrigerated Vans would greatly help the farmers of the state.
The Minister sought the involvement of National Insurance Companies in the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bema Youjana.
The Union Agriculture Minister appreciated the proposals of the State Agriculture Department and assured to extend adequate financial help to the State to successfully implement various schemes and projects to achieve the set target of doubling the farmers’ income by the year 2022.
During the meeting, both the minister expressed the hope that the central and state governments will work in close co-ordination to achieve set targets.