Fruit growers of Kashmir valley have recently appealed to the government to devise the mechanism so that fruit from the valley reaches to different destinations without any hindrances.
Recently (MoS) for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare visited Baramulla district and interacted with farmers at fruit mandi Sopore during an interaction, the representatives of Fruit Growers Association Sopore and district administration put forth some issues and demands which included establishment of food processing unit and cold storage units and highway upgradation for smooth transportation of fruits. They also apprised the Minister that sufficient funds should be made available for agricultural infrastructure development in Baramulla.
While reiterating that farmers welfare is among the top priority of the present dispensation under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Minister affirmed that all the requests, issues and grievances projected have been noted and the same would be taken up at Union level as well as with Lieutenant Governor for redressal.
The Minister on the occasion reminded the fruit growers that the Central Government has taken the initiative of public outreach under which 70 ministers are visiting J&K with the view to assess the execution of developmental projects and implementation of various welfare schemes in the UT of J&K besides getting feedback and suggestion from the locals including farmers and other sections.