Jammu & Kashmir

Baisakhi marks beginning of Harvesting of Wheat crop in Jammu Plains

Baisakhi marks beginning of Harvesting of Wheat crop in Jammu Plains

Dir Agri Kick starts mechanized harvesting at SM Farm Chinore

JAMMU, APRIL 14: The festival of Baisakhi in Jammu is celebrated in the month of Vaisakh (April-May) with the name of Vaisakhi. The festival marks the start of the harvest season in the Jammu region like other parts of Northern India.

To commemorate the significance of this auspicious day, Director Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Jammu, K. K. Sharma kick started the mechanized harvesting of Wheat crop at Seed multiplication Farm, Chinore, here today.

Congratulating the farmers of Jammu Division on the occasion, the Director Agriculture said that when crop is ready in fields, the farmers start singing happily, this joy is celebrated as Baishaki and it marks the start of harvesting of Rabi crop in plains of Jammu. Praying for the country’s happiness, greenery and prosperity, farmers express their happiness as nature bestows them with a rich harvest after a season’s hard work, he added.

The Director underscored that the Department is working hard for the welfare of the Farming Community adding “We are all set to achieve new heights under able guidance and overall supervision of Additional Chief Secretary (Financial Commissioner) Agriculture Production Department, J&K UT, Atal Dulloo.”

He informed that the Department is working on war footing for grounding of 29 projects under “Holistic Agriculture Development Plan” which were proposed by the Apex committee constituted by the UT Government, headed by Mangla Rai, Former DG-ICAR. The HADP is set to be a turning point in the Agri-economy of the UT whereby Rs 5013 crore shall be infused over next 5 years through 29 interventions/projects. Besides, the 29 interventions are set to create around 19000 new enterprises in agriculture sector and an additional 2.8 lakh job. This will ultimately increase GDP of the UT significantly by next 5 years.

The Director Agriculture informed that considering the excellent weather conditions during the Rabi season a bumper harvest of Wheat is expected.

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