Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said a new agriculture policy is on anvil to focus on
diversification of agriculture crops to encourage low volume,
high value crops in the state.
"A new Agriculture policy is on anvil which will focus
on diversification of agriculture crops to encourage low
volume-high value crops like fruits, flowers, vegetables in
Jammu and Kashmir", Minister for Agriculture G H Mir told
Legislative Assembly in reply to a question.
Mir said in order to promote agriculture production,
seven centrally sponsored schemes are being implemented in the
state, adding these schemes proved beneficial to boost
agriculture crops by introducing high breed seeds, inputs on
subsidy rates besides technical knowhow to state`s farmers.
Under micro management of agriculture scheme, 90 percent
of funds is provided by centre and under integrated scheme of
oil seeds, oil palm and maize, 75 per cent of the funds is
also received from the centre, he said.
The Minister said the horticulture mission of the
North-east and Himalayan States was started during the 10th
Five year Plan, with four Mini Missions of Rs 100 crore.
He said the scheme is continuing during the 11th Five
Year Plan as well under the new name of horticulture mission
for North-east Himalayan states.
Mir said Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) was
launched in the state from 2008-09 on 100 per cent assistance
from the centre.