J&Ok seeks ‘double’ contribution of agriculture-GDP in subsequent 5 years


A farmer sprays pesticides inside his vegetable subject on the outskirts of Srinagar. KO Picture, Abid Bhati

Srinagar With a goal of ‘doubling’ the contribution of agriculture-GDP within the subsequent 5 years, the federal government on Tuesday appointed the UT-level Apex Committee (UT-level) to formulate a “Complete Agriculture Coverage” for the holistic improvement of agriculture and allied sectors in Jammu and Kashmir. UTLAC) was shaped.

Led by Dr. Mangala Rai, former DG ICAR, the federal government has “objectively” to rework subsistence agriculture right into a sustainable agro-economy for the panel, whose members embody Dr. Ashok Dalwai, Chief Government Officer of the Nationwide Rainfed Areas Authority, Authorities of India. Are included; Atal Dulloo (IAS), Monetary Commissioner (Further Chief Secretary), Agriculture Manufacturing Division; Dr. PK Joshi, Secretary, Nationwide Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Pusa New Delhi; Dr. Prabhat Kumar, Horticulture Commissioner, Division of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Dr. H.S. Gupta, Former Director IARI Dr. JP Sharma, Vice Chancellor, ScUS-Jammu, and Dr. Nazir Ahmed Ganai, VC, ScUS-Kashmir (Member Secretary).

The committee has been requested to direct and monitor the well timed working of Technical Working Teams (TWGs) and can act as a strategic advisory committee on the apex degree. “The committee will meet, both bodily or just about, to formulate a complete strategic roadmap for the expansion and improvement of agriculture within the numerous actions on which the respective area TWGs will work.” The committee, it stated, will maintain conferences both in bodily or digital mode with TWGs to debate and finalize programmes/schemes/actions within the respective working group domains.

The committee will act because the apex authority for passing last coverage suggestions to the Authorities of Jammu and Kashmir after due session and dialogue with the TWG, a replica of which is with the GNS. “The committee will even look into convergence of applications and schemes throughout completely different TWGS for general effectiveness of the coverage suggestions.”

It’s going to submit coverage suggestions inside a interval of 4 months, the committee stated.

The federal government talked about “targets and targets for the following 5 years” and others embody doubling the contribution of agriculture-GDP from $4 billion to $8 billion over the following 5 years. Different objectives embody reaching 100% SRR with high quality seeds by constructing seed multiplication chain in PPP or via personal entrepreneurship; Doubling the useful resource use effectivity with respect to vitamins and moisture from 30% to 60% by bringing in superior applied sciences.

Additional objectives embody lowering meals waste by 1/3 (10%) via correct post-harvest administration by constructing appropriate infrastructure (CA shops, pack homes, refrigerated transport) and meals processing; Triple the meals processing from 5 to fifteen% by specializing in secondary agriculture. Capability constructing to satisfy the necessities of high quality planting materials and establishing 300 purposeful and worthwhile FPOs in 20 districts of J&Ok. As well as, the objectives embody leveraging the Rs 900 crore agricultural infrastructure reserved by the Authorities of India for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, vocational talent coaching to 2000 youth yearly for the following 5 years and improvement of apple, dairy and small ruminants. It entails constructing state information banks utilizing synthetic intelligence and ICT instruments for To scale back using agro-chemicals by 25% within the subsequent 5 years and within the subsequent 5 years.

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