JK exports vegetables worth Rs 150 crores

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Srinagar Jun 12: Seeking Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH) help for developing agriculture sector in Jammu and Kashmir, minister for agriculture Abdul Aziz Zargar said the state has exported vegetables worth Rs 150 crore.

He said the state has exported vegetables worth Rs 150 crore and there are enough chances to increase it and other commercial crop production in the state.

He said that Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture has to play a vital role in this direction and in increasing the agriculture production in the state.

This was stated by Mr Zargar while reviewing the agriculture development in the state with five Members Central Team of Ministry for Agriculture here today.

He said the government is committed to develop the agriculture sector in the state and improve the economy of the farmers as the measures taken in this direction are producing better results.

Mr Zargar said that the Technology Mission and Micro Management programmes launched by the Centre in the state have yielded considerable results.

Chairman of the Team Dr Jugmohan Singh assured the minister that the institute will work for the development of agriculture and horticulture sectors of the state, besides providing technical guidance.

UNI

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