Farmers demand crop insurance

FinMin for making agri hi-tech

Pre-Budget Discussions

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 21: Underscoring the importance of agriculture in the socio-economic development of the state, Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather today stressed the need for introduction of modern techniques and latest research in the farm sector. The FM also called for ensuring timely availability of quality agri inputs for enhancing agriculture production and productivity.
 Speaking at a pre-budget discussion with the representatives of “progressive” farmers here today, the FM said the State Government “has made almost entire agriculture sector tax free, with the main objective to make farming attractive, viable and gainful activity.”
 The farmers sought tax relief on oil seeds, export of honey, power tillers and fertilizers especially on DAP. They also demanded crop insurance besides provision of free medicines for cattle. They also demanded to levy toll tax on import of artificial flowers to promote local floriculture in the state.
 They lauded the Government for implementing centrally sponsored saffron mission and Basmati Mission in the State hoping that such type of revolutionary measures will go a long way in bringing both qualitative and quantitative improvements in the agriculture and allied sectors.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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