29,430 hectare brought under Kharif crop; 24,260 hectare under Rabi cultivation in Pulwama

BK News Desk/Srinagar
July 14, 2017 0 Comments BUSINESS 137 Views

Around 29,430 hectare of land has been brought under Kharif crop while 24,260 hectare has been brought under Rabi cultivation in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, where 500 Bee colonies have been provided to the farmers with an assistance of Rs 6.36 lakh during financial year.
Officials said 14900 Qtls of fertilizer, 525 vermi composts, 361 welders have been provided to farmers in Pulwama.
They said stated that 32 farmers have been provided training under National Mission on Agriculture Extension Programme.
Meanwhile, he said 500 Bee colonies have been provided to the farmers with an assistance of Rs 6.36 lakh during financial year.
They said that National Mission on Saffron has been sanctioned by Government of India at a total cost of Rs 372.18 crores, of which centre’s share is Rs 288.06 crore and farmers’ share is Rs 84.12 crore.
“The Mission is proposed to be completed within a period of 4 years aimed at Economic Revival of J&K Saffron Sector,” they said.
Out of the total Project Cost of the Saffron Mission in Jammu and Kashmir, he said 86 per cent funding is being spent in district Pulwama on different components like rejuvenation, strength of irrigation system, enhancing product quality, mechanization, providing infrastructure facility, establishment of quality testing and market facilities.
They said that the target date of completion has already been extended and impressed upon all the officers linked with implementation of the programme to gear up their men and machinery for timely completion of the project.
They said that out of 25989 hectare land, 15597 hectare land is under orchards and 31 farmers have been provided High Density Trees.
They said that 881 Kanals of land is under sericulture and the cocoon production in last year was 30,000 Kgs.
They said floriculture department has 12 Parks and 10 nurseries in the district and Floriculture is now regarded as a viable diversification from the traditional field crops because of higher returns per unit area.

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