JAMMU: The Minister for Agriculture, Hassan Mir while replying to a question by Mr. Jehangir Hussain Mir today informed the House that a total agriculture area in the state is 7.316 lac hectares of land and gross agriculture area (Sown both during Kharief and Rabi) during 2010-11 is 11.398 areas.
He also informed the House that 377 registered brick kilns have been constructed on agricultural land in the state. With regard to the grant of permission, the same is being dwelt by Deputy Commissioners of their respective districts in terms of SRO dated 23.3.2011 followed by SRO-152 dated 18.5.2011 containing procedure for granting licences for operating/establishing brick kilns, he further added.
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