Farmers of Ladakh must be benefitted under PMKSY: MoS

Farmers of Ladakh must be benefitted under PMKSY: MoS
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Directs agri dept to introduce eNAM in Leh

LEH: Minister of the State, Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj, Government of India, Parshottam Rupala on Sunday said that GoI schemes like PMKSY should reach every district and farmers of Ladakh must get due benefits from such schemes. He asked LAHDC, Leh to give the data of total cultivable land of Leh district which could be brought under crop area by developing new irrigation facilities under PMKSY and assured to inquire about the reasons for non-release of funds for Leh under PMKSY.
Rupala was on his maiden visit to Leh district to review the sponsored schemes like PMKSY (Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana) being implemented in the district, an official handout read.
He directed agriculture department to work on introducing National Agriculture Market or eNAM in the district which is an online trading platform for agriculture commodities in India and also assured to send a team of market expert from his ministry to Leh, read the handout.
Rupala said that the ministry would approach TATA Pvt Ltd which has developed ‘drone technique’ for agriculture which could be used in cultivation of fodder in Changthang area and also suggested few research centers of India which have developed suitable fodder seeds as per the climatic and geographical conditions.
To meet the urgent need of milk pasteurisation plant for Leh, the minister instructed LAHDC, Leh to submit a separate proposal and assured to follow it up with concerned ministry. He also suggested Animal Husbandry Department to go for ‘sexed semen technique’ which is used to produce only female calf, the handout added.