Under the National Oilseed Mission, the J & K government has given a lot of incentives to the farmers for the cultivation of mustard oilseed crops.
Recently Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, inaugurated Sarson Utsav and launched Kharif Campaign-2023
He highlighted the importance of value addition of oilseed (mustard) saying that the department is endeavouring to promote it as a brand. He said that under the recently approved holistic agriculture development program special attention is being given to development of oilseed cultivation in the region.
He said that oilseed crop has created agri-tourism opportunities in Kashmir valley which has contributed to the increasing tourist footfall in the region. He said that the department has already introduced a marketing model for the agriculture crops and other agri products. The farmers are being provided the best possible marketing options for their produce at their door steps so that they could fetch maximum possible returns for their produce, he added.
While talking about the start of Kharif campaign, ACS said that the department is taking all the efforts to ensure that maximum area is brought under cultivation of kharif crops and farmer’s income is increased.
He asked the field staff to reach out to the farmers and make efforts to achieve the objective of socio-economic transformation of farming community through implementation of schemes like , soil health card scheme, pradhan mantri fasal bima yojana, pradhan mantri kisan scheme, pradhan mantri krishi sinchaye yojana, farm mechanization etc.