The Minister of Agriculture will be interacting with farmers in Siringa

The fruit and vegetable development sector has shown good growth in the valley, said Union Minister Narendra Tommar


As part of the Center’s notification program for Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister for Agriculture Narendra Sin Tommar and his two deputies, Kailash Chudhari and Shobha Carandlaje, visited the union state on Thursday and met with farmers, agricultural scientists and other stakeholders on various relief measures and policies.

“We have also visited the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR) of India and participated in various programs,” Mr Tommar told reporters. Thanks to the efforts of the Department of Fruit and Vegetation, the fruit and vegetable sector has shown good growth in the valley. ”

“The young man is involved in agriculture and the central government wants to support them and develop Kashmir more,” he said.

“We are one of the world’s leading agricultural producers,” he said. The center has decided that our policies should focus on farmers’ incomes, because Prime Minister Modi said the center and states should work with farmers. Double their income by 2022.

Speaking to farmers, apple farmers and horticulturists at the Zurara Sirinagar Center of Excellence, Mr Thomas said the region is an important part of the country and the region is shoulder to shoulder with the country’s development and self-confidence. .

Evaluating the initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he came to power, Mr Tom said that many plans have been implemented for the welfare of farmers across the country and that there has been a change in the landscape.

He said the region has been hampered by development problems due to some problems with the JK administration and Lt. Gen. Manoah Sinha. .

“The JK team is doing well, especially under the leadership of LG Sinha. Sinha is a visionary leader and the JK people are fortunate to have such a leader. ”

Mr Tommer assured Kashmir farmers and farmers in the central government that he was with them on all fronts and that in the coming days he would see a new and dynamic J&K and that the farmers would be connected to large-scale infrastructure through agri-infrastructure funds.

The ministers also visited the ICAR-Central Horticulture Institute (CITH) in the Ranging Old Air.

He said there is a great potential to strengthen Apple’s gardening system under the high-density plant (HDP), which produces new varieties with better color, aroma, shelf life, shape, etc. for better consumer acceptance and market demand. He said ICAR-CITH Srinagar has become a technology hub in tropical crops and the number of farmers connected to CITH is increasing day by day.

Union Minister Tomar and two regional states, Chuhari and Karandlaje, planted seedlings of several different fruit trees at the ICAR-CIH compound. The Minister of Agriculture also inaugurated a technology park and inspected various varieties of fruits and vegetables.

Mr. Tommer graduated with Grammy Krishna Mausam Sewa (GKMS) to provide weather advice to farmers.

The three central ministers, who are scheduled to remain in the union state until September 11, will visit agricultural universities in Jammu and Kashmir and meet with various sections of the population.

During the visit, the three ministers will hold detailed meetings with mayors and chairpersons of various municipal corporation committees, sources said.


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