Early times Report
Jammu, Nov 27: R K Srivastava, CGM NABARD reviewed the progress of the projects sanctioned under Farm Sector Promotion Fund in Jammu & Kashmir along with Dr. J P Sharma, Vice Chancellor of SKAUST- Jammu and Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of SKAUST- Kashmir. Eminent Scientists implementing the projects at ground level across various districts of the UT and officers of NABARD were present for the review meet. The projects viz. ‘Vegetables and Fodder production through Hydroponics System’, ‘Empowerment of Rural Youth through Entrepreneurship Development in Pig Farming’, ‘Development of Bee Village for Collective Marketing of Honey’, etc., in Jammu Region were discussed. Outlining the financial assistance extended by NABARD in the UT towards promotion of technology transfer and innovation in agriculture, CGM mentioned that with the economy returning back to normalcy the projects may be fast tracked so that the farming community is benefitted.
Vice Chancellor, SKAUST - Jammu emphasised that besides improving productivity, the focus should be on value addition to existing agriculture & allied produce along with necessary branding, packaging and marketing and promotion of local high value untapped produces such as pica nut, kala jeera, hing, etc. which will have a major impact on income enhancement of farming community.