‘Subsidize fertilizers for farmers’
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Jammu, Mar 14: State secretary CPI (M) and MLA Kulgam M Y Tarigami today said the agriculture productivity in J&K has recorded decline over the years.
He asked the government to subsidize the fertilizers for the farmers. “The falling remuneration of the produce has created disinterest among the children of the farmers disorienting them towards adopting agriculture as occupation,” he added. He said against paddy production of 26 MT/ hectare in Europe, the State records only 12 MT/ hectare. He urged the government to monitor the quality of pesticides, fungicides, etc effectively on ground level so that farmers are not compelled to use substandard agriculture inputs. Replying to a supplementary question of Tarigami, minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir informed the House that both the agriculture universities of Kashmir and Jammu are actively engaged in research and extension activities to boost farm production and productivity.
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