The project includes the creation of over 12,600 jobs and 300 enterprises in organic agriculture.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a project to support farmers and promote sustainable agriculture in the region.
The state government has announced an amount of Rs 84 crore to support the project over the next five years. The initiative is part of a larger effort to promote sustainable agriculture, commercial agriculture and healthy food production.
According to the government statement, the project includes the creation of over 12,600 jobs and 300 enterprises in organic agriculture. The project will also provide training to 10,000 farmers and their families in organic farming and establish 200 commercial and 3,000 low-cost vermicompost units and 100 integrated organic farming system units. The project targets to create around seven organic clusters in every district, covering 2,000 hectares of land. It also aims to convert another 2,000 hectares into organic production. Jammu and Kashmir’s administration has approved 29 projects for sustainable agriculture in the region.