With focus on healthy lifestyle, recently Director Agriculture Jammu organized a millet exhibition and a road show to encourage millet production.
In response to certain queries raised by members of Kisan Advisory Board, the Principal Secretary informed that for facilitation of farmers the department has issued the order which will facilitate sale/purchase of animals within and outside UT. All the Deputy Commissioners have been directed to vigorously pursue the PMKISAN cases as well as saturate KCC activation under Kisan Bhagidhari Prathmikta campaign, he further informed.
Director Agriculture mentioned that the Millets Mela is a unique platform for all stakeholders to connect on a common platform. He made a reference to the age old healthy practice of using millets in their diet and having a healthy lifestyle.
He said that the Govt. of India is now focusing on re-introducing health supplements having millets for promoting a healthy lifestyle among the masses. He urged upon all to collaborate to promote and create awareness about millets leading to increased consumption and cultivation benefitting the farmers.
On this occasion, he also highlighted various achievements of schemes like HADP, CSS and sanction of projects under NABARD.
The Millet Mela-cum-Exhibition was a day filled with innovation, learning, and networking opportunities, bringing together farmers, kisan board representatives, academia, experts, and enthusiasts under one roof.