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Kisan Mela would be organized in every district from December: Hanjura

'Coalition committed to mitigate problems of people'


Jammu, Nov 15 (KNS): Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today said that Kisan Mela would be organized in every district of the state from coming December to provide awareness to people about new technology introduced in agriculture sector.
Addressing a meeting at Gandhi Nagar here today, Hanjura said these Kisan Mela would help the farmers about the new technology in agriculture sector.
He said that aim of these Kisan Mela is to help farmers to adopt new technology in their agriculture fields. Hanjura said that new technology would help the farmers to increase their income.
The Agriculture minister said that Jammu region has lot of potential in Mushroom and apiculture sectors. He said that the farmers of the region would also be informed about the scope of these sectors in these Kisan mela.
The Minister also said that state government is committed to help the farmer community about the new schemes of agriculture. He said that government has already announced number of schemes in agriculture sector and these schemes will help the farmers to increase their monthly income.
The Minister also said that agriculture department has set up a target to double the farmer’s income by 2022 and to achieve this target both the central and state government had announced various schemes to achieve the target.
Hanjura said that coalition government is committed to mitigate the problems of the people.
On the occasion, people from various areas raised their demands and grievances and the minister assured them that their genuine demands would be addressed on priority bases.
Farmers of different areas including Jammu, Samba, Udhampur, Reasi and other areas highlighted the problems.
The problems highlighted include irrigation facilities to the tail end areas of Ranbir Canal in Marh and R. S. Pura Sub -Divisions, provision of subsidies for agriculture machinery, marketing facilities for basmati rice, creation of vegetable marketing hub at chenani, awareness of various farmers welfare schemes, representation of all the farmers for tours and trainings outside and within state, Post harvest technology and processing facilities at various agriculture production areas, opening up of more mandis for procurement of paddy.
Vijay Dogra, vice chairperson JK women’s development corporation, Ex-Minister Choudhary Gharu Ram and others were present on the occasion. (KNS)