As part of the Central government’s Public Outreach Programme for Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar arrived in Srinagar yesterday. He was accompanied by Ministers of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Kailiash Choudhary and Shobha Karandlaje.
The Ministers held interactions with farmers, horticulturists, agriculture scientists and other stakeholders to get first hand appraisals of numerous welfare schemes and policies being taken in the Kashmir region. AIR Correspondent reports that Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar termed Kashmir region as an important part of the country in its progress and called J&K as the crown of India. He maintained that the region play an important role in the progress and development of the country towards self-reliance.
Counting the initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since coming to power, Mr Tomar said that numerous schemes have been implemented for farmers and growers welfare throughout the country and there was also a visible change on the ground.
He complemented the Jammu & Kashmir administration and Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and said that due to certain problems, the region had remained behind from the progress. However, due to the concerted efforts of PM Modi, J&K is progressing and playing its important part in the progress of the country.
The Minister assured the farmers and growers from Kashmir that the Central Government is with them in every respect and hoped that in the coming days, we will see a new and dynamic Jammu and Kashmir.