Farm Income Ranking: J&K Stands Tall Among Top 5 States, UTs


Srinagar- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that braving all challenges of agricultural reform, the ranking in monthly farm income in Jammu and Kashmir has improved and the Union Territory is standing tall among top five states and the Union Territories.

Sinha made these remarks at the ‘Kisan Maha Sammelan’ here at SKICC Srinagar during which he felicitated innovative, technically empowered farmers for their contribution to agriculture & horticulture sector, an official spokesperson said.

The LG, he said, enlisted various innovative measures and policy decisions taken by the government to increase the income of the farmers and encouraged youth to adopt agriculture as a medium of employment.

“Over the past two years, the government has shifted to the improved farming system on scientific lines and market-oriented policies in order to make agriculture and allied sector a sustainable & profitable economic activity,” Sinha said.

“In spite of rapid urbanization, nearly 70% population’s livelihood is dependent on agriculture and it is the key to remove developmental imbalances between urban and rural areas. To some extent, this goal has been realized,” he added.

The LG, as per the spokesperson said that braving all the challenges of agricultural reform, our ranking in monthly farm income has improved and J&K UT is standing tall among top 5 states/UTs.

“J&K has limitless potential in agriculture & concerted efforts are opening up doors of opportunity for small & marginal farmers. Never before had high-density plantation investment in agro-based industries taken place at the kind of speed witnessed in the last two years,” the LG said.

Sinha, the spokesperson said, also asserted that Green Agriculture Revolution, and the contribution of Agricultural Universities, Institutions & Krishi Vigyan Kendras has changed the way of farming in an innovative way by extending benefits of modern technologies to the farmers.

He further said that the LG informed that under the Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana started by Prime Minister, last year J&K administration covered 82,188 farmers and this year, the target is to register 50,000 additional farmers under the scheme. The farmers associated with this scheme will get a pension of three thousand rupees every month in their account after the age of 60 years.

“I urge every eligible beneficiary to take advantage of this scheme,” the LG said.

As per the spokesperson, the LG termed farmers, youth and women entrepreneurs as the priority of the J&K administration and assured every possible support to them.

On the occasion, he said, the LG handed over sanction letters to beneficiaries, and financial assistance to farmers under the National Saffron Mission.

He also released a book titled “Zero Budget Natural Farming” and inspected the impressive stalls set up by government departments, startups and other stakeholders.

“J&K has limitless potential in agriculture & concerted efforts are opening up doors of opportunity for small & marginal farmers. Never before had high-density plantation investment in agro-based industries taken place at the kind of speed witnessed in the last two years,” the LG said.

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