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RAJOURI: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that State Government is committed to mitigate the miseries of common masses and is coming up to the expectations and aspirations of the people of the State.
The minister said this after inaugurating the Exhibition cum Kisan Mela at Rajouri. He said that purpose of organising the KisanMaila in this remote area of the State is to provide awareness among local farmers about scientific and innovative methods in agriculture sector.
On the occasion, the minister directed the Agriculture and its Allied Departments that they should regularly organise Kisan Melas, exhibitions and other awareness programmes in these areas which would ultimately help farmers to increase their income.
The Agriculture Minister said that both the Central and State Governments had already announced several schemes for the benefit of the farmers. Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yogina, Prime Minister Krishi Sichayi Yogina and other schemes are aimed to increase the productivity and double the farmer’s income by 2022.
On the occasion, the minister inspected various stalls set up for agriculture and its allied sectors. During the Kissan Mela, different departments had displayed new technology introduced in the agriculture sector to increase the income of farmers. The minister also interacted with the farmers and distributed prizes among them. District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Director Agriculture Jammu, H.K Razdan, Director Sericulture Mir Tariq Ali and other senior officers of the agriculture and its allied departments were present on the occasion.
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