Govt to promote integrated farming in JK

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Jammu- Lauding the Integrated Farming System model developed by SKUAST Jammu, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh emphasized that these types of models are need of the hour for our state where farmers are facing numerous challenges.

Deputy Chief Minister said this during his visit to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Jammu to take stock of Integrated Farming Model for Small and Marginal Farmers towards profitability, sustainability and Livelihood Security. The model has been developed and validated by SKUAST-J under AICRP.

Dr. Nirmal Singh laid emphasis on increasing the production of agriculture, poultry, meat, eggs and fish in the state thereby making J&K self sufficient in food production. He further exhorted upon the scientists and technocrats for developing remunerative technologies for hilly and plain areas of the state.

He appreciated the role of the University for educating farmers and development of integrated farming system model to increase profitability of farmers and stressed upon the need to work for the poor farmers of the state keeping in view their economic status and nutritional needs.

Dr. Nirmal Singh stressed that farmers should adopt integrated farming system to increase per hectare net income to Rs 3 lakh compared to rice wheat cultivation that fetches a maximum of net profit of Rs 70000 per hectare under irrigated conditions.

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