Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir recently have been given soil health cards and on the basis of these health cards the experts advise them about the farming in such soil.
The scheme from the government called as Parvaz is already helping the farmers in Jammu and Kashmir to export their produce and it is changing the socio economic conditions across Jammu and Kashmir.
Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir called upon experts to help improve crop intensity to 2.5 crops per year through various interventions. He also encouraged participation in the Millet Mission of Government of India and increased production of oilseeds and pulses in J&K. He suggested undertaking rain water harvesting projects under MGNREGA in Kandi belts of Jammu region and boosting suitable crops there.
He hailed agriculture as a special and unique career pursuit of life. We are proud of our farmers and must start campaigns to acknowledge their role in society.
Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu in his address congratulating all the teaching, non-teaching staff and students on foundation day. He lauded the farmers for their substantial contribution in the agricultural development of J&K.
He informed the gathering that as per NITI Aayog’s yearly survey. Jammu and Kashmir has secured third place in all India ranking in terms of farmers’ family earnings besides stepping up from rank 22 to 5 in agriculture and allied sector ranking within one year. He said that since its birth in 1999, SKUAST-Jammu has made rapid strides.