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Holistic development

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is very keen for holistic development in every sphere of life. In this connection recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated a two-day multi-stakeholder convention on holistic development of agriculture & allied sectors in J&K.

The historic conference seeks to build innovative structures for holistic development of agriculture & allied sectors in J&K with the help of renowned Scientists and Policy planners of the country.

He announced that a high-powered committee of agricultural scientists will be formed under the chairmanship of renowned scientist, Dr. Mangala Rai to prepare a futuristic roadmap for accelerated development of agriculture & allied sectors and making farming viable, steady and sustainable.

Noting the immense scope of possibilities in harnessing the real potential of agriculture & allied sectors and to make it a strong base of the UT’s economy he said that the government is focusing on higher investment in agro-based industries. High value crops, greater value addition will provide a boost to this industry. Our prime objective is to double the agriculture & allied sectors’ contribution to GSDP, he added.

Highlighting the challenge of increasing the income of farmers through growth in Dairy, Fisheries and livestock, he called for a sustained effort for investment in the dairy sector to enhance processing of milk from 1.5 lakh litres to 5 lakh litres in the next three years.

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