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IFAD project

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Jammu and Kashmir government has a sharp focus on the agriculture development and in this connection recently Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, recently chaired a meeting to discuss the progress achieved on implementation of International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) project as well as setting up of Project Monitoring Units (PMU’s) across J&K at Civil Secretariat here.

He emphasized upon the officers to focus on production and productivity of the Agriculture sector by introduction of precision farming, mechanisation, high yielding short duration crops and other technological interventions so that the desired objectives under IFAD are achieved across Jammu and Kashmir.

He highlighted that the IFAD is offering significant support through this project for the holistic development of the Agriculture sector across J&K and we must utilise this opportunity to meet the desired objectives as envisaged under the IFAD project. He called upon the officers to maintain close coordination and synergy with the management of IFAD so that the project is implemented successfully on the ground.

The ACS underlined that the IFAD project is very vital for the upliftment of marginal farmers and workers, therefore the department should create an ecosystem for community specific enterprise and strengthen the support system as well as financial inclusion among them as specified in the IFAD project. He called upon the officers to focus on niche crops having maximum chances of exporting so that the financial conditions of marginal farmers are uplifted.

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