greater kashmir epaper 19/10/2016

With over 70 per cent people in Jammu and Kashmir dependent on agriculture for their livelihood, the state needs to double its agriculture production– both horticulture and food grains— from the current level of about five million tonnes, a just concluded ASSOCHAM-RNCOS joint study reads.

“Though about 33 lakh people in J&K are directly or indirectly engaged in agriculture and allied activities, the state runs a net food grain deficit owing to various factors like single cropping season in high altitude areas, low technological advancement, inferior quality of seeds and primitive agricultural practices,” noted the study titled ‘Agri-food business outlook in J&K,’ conducted by ASSOCHAM jointly with knowledge firm RNCOS.

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