In order to enhance productivity in the agriculture and allied sectors. The J & K administration has given its blueprint for this purpose and has said that they will change the ground realities in the agricultural sector.
85% farmers have smaller landholdings. Economically viable innovative solutions to enhance productivity of small & marginal farmers are the need of the hour. We need to bridge the gap between goals achieved & achievable, we need to strengthen the extension services and quality inputs, the Lt Governor added.
We need to increase exports while maintaining food security. We need to streamline the farm practices to ensure better incentives to the farmers. We need to streamline value addition technology for food processing, packaging, market outreach and minimize post-harvest wastages.
He said that the acceleration of agricultural reforms by Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi seems to be bearing fruit; the average farm income has risen, and now J&K figures among top 5 states/UTs. However, filling the policy vacuum of the last many decades in the Agriculture sector requires concerted efforts of all stakeholders, he observed.
The J&K administration has initiated area-specific strategies to enhance productivity, post-harvest technology, credit support, market access and to bring about sustainable revolution in Agriculture & allied sectors. Each step is being taken in order to ensure farmers’ prosperity that benefits all.