SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 01: Minister for Agriculture Mr. Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura has decided to rejuvenate the Jammu and Kashmir State Agro Industries Development Corporation (JKSAIDC) by modernizing its Honey and Walnut Processing Units. He said for this purpose Rs 13.5 crore have been sanctioned by the Government of India’s Agriculture Production Export Development Agency (APEDA).
This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the officers of JKSAIDC during his visit to the Corporation’s processing units at Food Park Khonmoh today.
The Minister said that the Government is fully aware about the problems of the farmers adding that efforts are afoot for minimizing their grievances. He said two Hi-tech Rearing Centres are to be established at Srinagar and Jammu in the next year to curb monopoly. Mr. Hanjura also said that new Crop Insurance Scheme will be launched in the State from next year.
MLA Mir Zahoor also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the activities of the Government. He appealed the farmers to take advantage of the welfare schemes launched by the Government. He called for better marketing of the sericulture and saffron products.
Later, Mr. Hanjura and Mir Zahoor inspected various sections of Central Sericulture Research and Training Institute, Pampore and got appraisal about the functioning of the Institute.