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Government of Jammu and Kashmir is focusing on the dairy sector and new schemes have been introduced to encourage youth and farmers to go for this sector to make their lives better.

Recently LG Manoj Sinha highlighted the contribution of the dairy sector in giving impetus to the rural economy and providing livelihood to a large population associated with the sector.

Dairy sector continues to play a vital role in Agriculture GDP and such deliberations will play a pivotal role in energising research and extension efforts and modifications required for livestock management and productivity enhancements.

He said Jammu Kashmir is strengthening its ties with other countries and states to transform the livestock and dairy sector and to improve farmers’ remuneration. We are taking reformative measures to unlock the huge untapped potential of Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and allied sector, he added.

Fodder production, improving wool quality and addressing issues like inbreeding are other focus areas of the government. We will become self-sufficient in fodder production with 80% fodder being grown locally.

He said the UT government is committed to create new avenues to farmers and youth entrepreneurs. He said J&K government’s aim is to write a new chapter in the history of animal husbandry, agriculture and allied sector of Jammu Kashmir.

Under the Holistic Agriculture Development Program, the UT government is launching an Integrated Dairy Development scheme that will not only provide a social safety net to the farmers but also provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to the people.

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