Farmer prosperity

Farmer prosperity

Agriculture and allied sectors are getting special attention from the central government and J&K administration to change the lives of people who are living in the rural areas.

In this direction recently the government has started a new scheme for farmer prosperity, Rural livelihood security set to be a reality under HDAS scheme.

Rs 5013 crs will be spent in next five years across J&K under this scheme

With an outlay of Rs. 5013 crores over the next five years under the newly approved Holistic Development of Agriculture and Allied Sectors (HDAS) scheme, a new phase of farmer prosperity and rural livelihood security across Jammu and Kashmir will become a reality.

The scheme will transform the agriculture economy of J&K putting it on a new trajectory of growth, doubling the output of the sectors, boosting exports and making the sectors sustainable & commercially viable.

The unique thing about 29 projects under the scheme is not only that they have been prepared by some of the finest brains in the country but also the fact that their formulation was undertaken in a consultative mode – ensuring that the opinion of all stakeholders including our farmers is taken onboard.

Notably, in July this year the UT administration constituted an Apex Committee for holistic development of Agriculture and Allied Sectors for which leading luminaries like Dr Mangala Rai, Former DG ICAR, as its Chairman and Dr Ashok Dalwai, CEO NRAA apart from other well known figures in the field of Agriculture, Planning, Statistics & Administration.

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