Center Govt sanctions Rs 7.81 cr three Common Incubation Facility Centres for Anantnag, Baramulla, Jammu
Navin Choudhary terms these units as milestone towards processing, marketing of Agribusiness in J&K
The Government of India has sanctioned establishment of three Common Incubation Facility Centres worth Rs. 7.81 crore at Anantnag, Baramulla and Jammu.
Principal Secretary, Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, while explaining about details of this approval, informed that the first Incubation Facility Centre will be established at Anantnag with an estimated cost of Rs. 2.70 crore which will have focus on processing fish and fishery based products. The Centre will aim for manifold increase in production of fish, processing, packaging and export to different parts of the country as well as abroad, he added.
He said that the second Centre will be established at Narwal, Jammu, with an estimated cost of Rs. 2.68 crore for processing of dairy products. The Government is according focused consideration on increasing milk production and Jammu and Kashmir is likely to be transformed into milk surplus territory, he added. He said that focus of this facility will be to promote value addition by way of producing milk based products like butter, cheese, ghee, chocolate and packaging and marketing of the products on scientific lines. He added that J&K will soon turn into one of the important destinations of milk based products.
Choudhary further informed that the third Incubation Facility Centre will be established at Baramulla for processing of apple and other fruits and vegetables. This will give a new dimension to processing, packaging of fruits and vegetables of international standard and consequently better marketing and income to the growers. Horticulture Department is already implementing an ambitious scheme of High Density Plantation and establishment of large scale CA stores, he added.
Choudhary further informed that one more proposal of establishment of Incubation Centre at Ramban is likely to be considered by the Center government shortly. This proposed Centre will focus on olive, lavender and other important products like Rajmash of erstwhile Doda region.
He further informed that three sanctioned Incubation Facility Centres at Anantnag, Baramulla and Jammu will be completed in one year’s time. He hoped that these Centres will prove to be a milestone in the history of processing and marketing of Agricultural, Horticulture, Dairy and Fish products in J&K. It will certainly help in achieving the goal of doubling the income of farmers.
Jammu and Kashmir Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corporation (J&K HPMC) Limited has been designated as the Nodal Agency for execution of all these three sanctioned projects.
MD, JK HPMC, Shafaat Sultan, expressed confidence over setting up of these Centres within the given time lines.
Jammu: Major Accident Reported at Gangyal
Today morning around 3 am, a high-speed tipper lorry met with a major accident in the Gangyal area. The tipper was passing from the Gangyal area at high speed, due to which the tipper collided with a road divider and turned turtle. The debris of the road divider is scattered on the road. The driver is critically injured and has been shifted to a nearby hospital.
The lorry was loaded with gravel, and the loaded stone came out on the road. A police party reached the spot and started a probe into the accident.
Secretary Cooperatives directs for expediting liquidation of JAKFED
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir had extended the deadline for liquidation of moveable and immovable assets of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) by a period of six months. The extension is till 20th August , 2021.
Secretary, Cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal, informed this while chairing a meeting of senior officers of Cooperative Department held in this regard .
The members had a detailed deliberation on the interim report submitted by the Liquidators of JAKFED on this account.
Secretary stressed for expediting the process of liquidation and announced a slew of measures for smooth and timely completion of the process. She asked the concerned for optimally utilizing the extended time for complete liquidation of JAKFED assets and conclude it on a war footing basis.
Yasha Mudgal asked the Liquidators for dealing with the liquidation process with all their technical expertise and efficiency so that the exercise is completed to the best of the interest of the Government.
Liquidator JAKFED, Mahesh Dass, highlighted the issues being faced during the process of liquidation and discussions were held for a workable solution. Accordingly Secretary Cooperatives directed the RC to immediately frame a Committee comprising both Gazetted and Non Gazetted staff for assisting the Liquidators . Subsequently directions were also issued to frame another committee for Authentication of JAKFED record.
The meeting was attended by Registrar Cooperative J&K, Shafqat Iqbal, Special Secretary, Cooperative, Rachana Sharma besides other senior officers of Cooperative and allied wings
‘Strict action against people hurting religious sentiments’: Sukhnandan Choudhary on viral video
Former BJP Minister Sukhnandan Choudhary had an exclusive interview with JK Media executive Ashish Kohli. After a video against Hindu religion went viral on social media, Choudhary condemned the act and said that investigation should be held against such people.
Watch Exclusive interview
Q. Sukhnandan Ji, how did you feel after watching the video? Also, how hurt do you feel listening something against your religion?
The video got viral 2-3 days back. First I didn’t watch it but then our BDC Chairman showed it to me. Honestly, I felt hurt. I got to know this person is from Kashmir. See Hindu religion does have different castes but be it Rajput, Brahmin or any other, everyone walks together. I grew up in Madd constituency and every Muslim resident lived like he was our close one.
Every person I’ve ever known in our constituency picked Tiranga with me. I never thought such incidents would happen. Many Panches, Sarpanches and BDC members came to me and told about blocking National Highway the next day but I left it on the Administration. I told if Administration takes this lightly, we’ll handle it our way. Then we organised a Press Conference.
Q. What do you think should be done with such people who try to create differences between 2 religions?
I am no Advocate to talk about any punishment for anyone. But yes we are Dogras. Moreover, we are Hindus and this video did hurt our sentiments. I feel Police should arrest such people and carry out an investigation against them.
Q. We’ve seen these days it’s become easy to defame Hindu religion and Hindu Gods. Be it movies, serials, Shaheen Bagh or Farmers protest, many people raise slogans against Hindu religion. Why?
Hindu religion is the oldest religion. All religions like Sikhism and Islam came after it. We consider them as our brothers and that’s why we ignore such talks. But whatever was said in this video wasn’t bearable. 2-3 more such people and the situations will become worse.
Q. In this video RSS has been targeted particularly. Your take on that?
It isn’t any particular party or caste. It’s against Hindu religion which includes all parties and every single person of Rajouts, Brahmins, Scheduled caste, etc. Government should take strict measures against such people.
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