Agriculture panel presents report to LG

Report aimed to secure livelihood of 13 lakh farm families
LG Manoj Sinha [File]
LG Manoj Sinha [File] Image source: J&K Information Department

Srinagar: An apex committee headed by former Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Dr. Mangala Rai presented the ideas for holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors in the UT of J&K and transformative change in farmer’s income.

Dr. Mangala Rai made a presentation on the work done so far, findings of the committee and details of projects to be implemented by the J&K Agriculture Production Department.

The recommendations are aimed at securing the livelihood of 13 lakh farm families with particular emphasis on increase in farmer’s income and generation of additional employment opportunities.

The committee has done the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of the agriculture & allied sectors of the UT and covered various important aspects over a period of 45 days before finalizing the recommendations.

The Lt Governor complimented the Apex Committee for the exceptional work done by them for inclusive growth, value addition, marketing and sustainable growth of Agriculture and allied sector.

He urged the senior officers of Agriculture Production Department to undertake a review of the recommendations for seamless implementation on the ground.

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