JAMMU: Director of Agriculture Jammu, H K Razdan on Wednesday stated that the department was “planning to rope-in educated and motivated youth” to go for the “hi-tech” cultivation of vegetables.
He was addressing a gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs interested in production of vegetables.
Razdhan stressed on the need to remove the bottlenecks being faced and chalking out future course of action in the project formation. He affirmed that the department was committed to extend every help to promote the shade net and poly house cultivation under GoI-sponsored schemes like RKVY and MIDH, an official handout read.
He said that the growers would be encouraged for production of vegetables under controlled conditions to get round-the-year production with assured returns. Assuring full support, the director advised the farmer entrepreneurs to complete the documentation process at their end including legal papers regarding land/lease deed alongwith affidavits to go for vegetable production in the said polyhouses/ shadenets, it read.
The agriculture department is promoting ‘Shade Nets and Green Houses for Vegetables’ under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH).
One Green House project of 4000 sq mts has been approved under Prime Minister Development Project (PMDP) under MIDH. Director agriculture also assured for taking up another project of 3000 sq mts for sanction at an earliest, read the handout.