Thirteen parliamentary committees that mean about three hundred MPs in the recent past have visited Jammu and Kashmir. Now the central government has decided to send 70 union ministers to Jammu and Kashmir so as to give a mega push to the development and to the sectors like Agriculture and Horticulture.
In this direction recently the Union Minister for Agriculture, his deputies arrived in Srinagar and held interactions with farmers, stakeholders in order to understand their problems and to educate them about the central schemes to change these sectors by modern technologies.
They conducted an extensive tour of the Center of Excellence at Zawoora, ICAR-CITH Rangreth and held meetings with the scientists in order to understand the ground situation and to understand how the horticulture sector can be changed on modern lines with the latest technology.
The Union Minister of Agriculture said that J&K is an important region in the country’s progress and development and assured the orchardists and farmers that they will get all the support from the central government for their growth and development.
As part of the Government of India’s public outreach programme for Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and two Ministers of State held interactions with farmers, horticulturists, agriculture scientists and other stakeholders to get first hand appraisals of numerous welfare schemes and policies being taken in the region.