Srinagar- The second Union Territory Level Apex Committee (UTLAC) meeting started at SKUAST-K on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Dr.Mangla Rai former Director General ICAR.
The three day meeting is being held to review various joint projects formulated by SKUAST-Kashmir, SKUAST-Jammu and Development Departments, GoJK for holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors in the UT of J&K with the main objective of transforming subsistence agriculture to sustainable agri-economy through investment of knowledge, technology and capital.
The 3 day deliberations of the UTLAC will go a long way in finalization of the projects for doubling contribution of Agri-GDP, 100% seed replacement rate, double resource use efficiency, reducing food waste, triple food processing, building capacity to meet the quality planting material, establish 300 functional and profitable FPOs, vocational skill trainings and build state data banks using AI and ICT tools. The committee is perceived to have a monitoring mechanism besides, quantification of organic waste generated from dairy to be used in the Agriculture sector with prioritization of disease management in poultry and livestock.
The meeting is being attended by Dr. Ashok Dalwai, CEO NRAA, Atal Dulloo IAS Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary), Agriculture Production Department, Dr. P.K. Joshi, Secretary NAAS, New Delhi; Dr. PrabhatKumar Horticulture Commissioner; FWD, Dr. S.H. Gupta Former Director, IARI, Dr. J.P. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor-SKUAST-J and Dr. Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir.
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