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Kupwara has 42600 hectare under agriculture crops – Kashmir Reader

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KUPWARA: The Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has chalked out a complete agricultural transformation plan in aspirational border and hilly district Kupwara. The plan is presently operational and is being applied on precedence foundation, first time, creating historical past.
The district is unfold on an space of 2379 sq. kilometers together with 1651 sq. kilometer of forest space, located on a median altitude of 5300 toes above sea degree. About 70% inhabitants of the district will depend on the agriculture and allied actions.
Nature has bestowed the district with scenic magnificence and is resourceful in Agriculture and allied sectors.
In order to use its agricultural potential, the Government has undertaken a multipronged technique by introducing numerous centrally sponsored schemes which has proved as a sport changer in agrarian economic system which is spine of the sustenance of rural plenty.
During the latest previous, intervention of varied flagship programmes/schemes like PM KISAN, PM KMY, Soil Health card scheme, Farm Mechanization, MadhuKranti PMKSY have been immediately applied and monitored by NITI Ayog, leading to a viable and important change in numerous developmental indicators of the district.
The division of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare intends to deliver the agriculture on sustainable Commercial traces with the target to discover entrepreneurship alternatives in Agriculture for educated unemployed youth of the district.
According to Chief Agriculture officer (CAO) Kupwara, Nazir Ahmad Wani, the mechanization of the agriculture sector, provision of high quality seed, environment friendly water administration system and help in livestock farming have been reworking the Agriculture sector right into a high-yielding financial entity.
He additionally knowledgeable that Farm Mechanization has proved a sport changer within the discipline of Agriculture under which introduction of Farm Machinery like tractors, tillers, farm equipment banks, Custom hiring facilities, Weeders, Irrigation Pump units, Brush Cutters, progressive farm instruments to the farmers has diminished farm drudgery to a higher extent. The farming operations have sped up and this has helped farmers to cut back the price of cultivation viz a viz carrying well timed farm operations thereby influencing crop manufacturing and productiveness. He stated, this has resulted into elevated yield and diminished farming prices, which had additional boosted the earnings of the farmers; thus the slogan raised by the Prime Minister of India to double the earnings of the farmers is being translated into actuality.
The CAO stated, “Introduction of high yielding varieties of paddy like SR-3, SR-4 has increased crop yield from 50 quintal to 75 quintal per hectare”.
“In vegetable crops, the introduction of HYV/ HYBRIDS/ EXOTIC varieties has revolutionized vegetable sector. Farmers are now growing vegetables on commercial scale”, knowledgeable the CAO including that, theTomato farming in Hachmarg tribal village is an instance of business Vegetable farming. He stated that the introduction of Greenhouse know-how has benefited farmers by stretching the brief rising season and manufacturing of early wholesome crop nursery there by producing two crops in a yr.