SRINAGAR: Agriculture is changing into a focus for native investments in Jammu and Kashmir, with vegetable manufacturing within the Union Territory experiencing a big 33 per cent enhance within the final three years.
Throughout this era, the cultivated space has additionally expanded by 20 per cent.
In accordance with the official paperwork, vegetable manufacturing in Jammu and Kashmir was recorded at 1337 thousand MT in 2019.
The annual vegetable manufacturing in Jammu and Kashmir has surged to 1995 thousand MT in 2022, marking a notable uptick of 33 per cent over the past three years. The cultivated space, which stood at 60,000 hectares in 2019, has additionally grown to 84,000 hectares in 2022.
Paperwork reveal that in 2020, vegetable manufacturing within the Union Territory was recorded at 1339 thousand MT, reflecting a 1 per cent enhance in annual manufacturing in comparison with 2019.
In 2021, Jammu and Kashmir recorded an annual vegetable manufacturing of 1890 thousand MT, with the cultivated space increasing to 84,000 hectares inside a 12 months.
Officers attribute the enhance in vegetable manufacturing to a mix of things, together with strategic authorities initiatives, technological developments, and the unwavering dedication of farmers.
Officers from the Jammu and Kashmir Division of Agriculture acknowledged that concerted efforts have been made to boost agricultural practices and help farmers in adopting trendy methods.
“The agriculture division has been conducting varied applications to coach farmers concerning the scope of recent farming. From saffron to the manufacturing of unique greens, the division has organized varied applications, which have yielded substantial outcomes. Now, our Kashmir produces unique greens, together with broccoli, lettuce, and candy corn,” the official mentioned.
Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir authorities lately launched a Rs 400 crore ‘Promotion of Greens’ mission to extend manufacturing and cut back dependence on imports.
Presently, Jammu and Kashmir has a excessive seasonal dependence on imports to fulfill vegetable calls for. J&Ok imports greater than 318.26 thousand metric tons of greens, valuing Rs 636.52 crores yearly from states together with Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
From establishing vegetable nurseries to hi-tech greenhouses on a mass scale, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has earmarked Rs 400 crore for this mission.
The mission doc revealed that the administration is concentrating on to extend vegetable manufacturing from 1991 to 2587 thousand Metric Tons. (KNO)
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