Agricultural production department restructured for the welfare of JK farmers: official

The administration of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday restructured the agricultural production department in a bid to double the incomes of farmers, tree growers and people dependent on animal husbandry, sheep and fishing for their livelihoods . About 70% of the population depends on these sectors and the creation of a fully-fledged Agricultural Production Department by merging three existing operational departments – Agricultural Production and Farmer Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Sheep and Fisheries and horticulture – is likely to synergize government efforts to achieve the goal of doubling farm income, an official spokesman said. He said the restructuring would ensure that all welfare schemes for the people engaged in these sectors are available under one roof in one department.

“The benefits of the various programs available in these sectors can be converged and made available to farmers, arborists and others as a comprehensive package,” the spokesperson said.

He said the decision would also ensure that cross-sectoral requirements of agriculture and related sectors are met without hassle and will be an important step in the transparent and rapid transfer of funds to farmers.

“It will also be a step towards achieving the government’s goal of ensuring a comprehensive transformation of the livelihoods of farmers in Jammu and Kashmir by upgrading technological interventions and diversifying the support systems available in agriculture. and related sectors,” the spokesperson said. mentioned.

He said the decision is also likely to promote agribusiness as a means of high return and respectable employment in a big way.

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