Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah has asked his administration to utilise the vast
potential of agro-based activities in the state to give a
considerable fillip to the state`s economy and open up new
employment avenues for the youth.
Omar said the prosperous future of the state is in the
comprehensive development of agriculture and allied sectors.
"While our endeavours should be to achieve self
sufficiency in food grain production, we should also stress on
economic upliftment of the farmers comprising a large chunk of
our population," the Chief Minister said, chairing the first
meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for
Development of Kissans, of which he is also the chairman.
He ordered that the suggestions and opinions provided by
the board members during the meeting should be included in the
overall development policy for agriculture and allied sectors.
"By the constitution of the Kissan board, we have provided
a platform for subject specialists, agriculture scientists,
administrative heads and farmers to develop a constant
rapport, discuss issues, work out solutions to problems and
come up with sound suggestions and proposals for the
government to act for the upliftment of farmers," he said.