Union Minister for Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar said that farmers of Jammu and Kashmir are showing extraordinary enthusiasm for availing benefits of the government’s schemes.
The Minister along with Ministers of State for Agriculture, Shobha Karandlaje and Kailash Choudhary visited Jammu and took stock of agriculture and horticulture related activities in the region as part of the ongoing public outreach initiatives of the Centre Government.
Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan and Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture, Navin K Choudhary also accompanied the team.
During an event organised at village Maralian, in R S Pura sub-division, the agriculture minister expressed delight and said, “farmers of J&K are showing extraordinary enthusiasm for availing benefits of the government’s schemes”.
“Around 85 percent of farmers of India have land holding of less than two hectares”, the minister said and added that it is by strengthening these farmers that the nation can truly prosper.
He stressed that in order to double the farmer’s income, they need to shift from traditional methods and opt for modernisation and diversification of crops and laid impetus on maintaining quality to match global standards.
The Minister informed that the Prime Minister is working towards giving a boost to agriculture and allied sectors, so as to ensure greater exports of exceptional quality.
He lauded the Government for implementing “200 out of 201” recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee and highlighted that “the most significant recommendation to be accepted has been to ensure that farmers get at least 50 percent profit over their investment.”
“Some crops are even earning a profit of about 100 percent,” he added.
Detailing the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, the Minister informed that the Centre Government has already disbursed Rs 1,58,000 crore to more than 11 crore farmers through the scheme.
More than 17 hundred farmers of J&K have also received an amount of Rs 6 thousand per year under the scheme, the minister said.
An exhibition of agriculture implements and horticulture products of districts like Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua and others was also organized at the venue.
The visiting ministers also inaugurated one high density plantation at Maralian by planting mango saplings at the site.
Smarth Arora from Jammu wins Mr India 2021
A production company, namely “Dreamz Production House” house, recently organised a fashion show under the banner of “Mr Super Model International 2021” in Lucknow. Several participants participated in the competition, but Smarth Arora from Jammu emerged as the show’s winner.
While sharing his experience with JK Media, Smarth said, “this was a 5-day competition, and it was full of ups and downs. There were several judges, and they not only judged us but also polished our skills. The company first conducted auditions in Jammu, and the semi-final and final was in Jammu, where I emerged as the winner”.
“Fitness was my passion, and from 9th standard, I was going to the gym. So when Dreamz production gave me an opportunity for modelling, I took the chance and won this trophy. However, for my parents, their priority is their studies. So even I have won this trophy for them, I should focus on my studies”, Smarth added.
Choreographer Deepak Kumar’s Death Shakes Jammu
Deepak Kumar, a renowned choreography from Jammu who presented the UT on international platforms succumbed to death on Friday in Jammu.
According to his family members, Deepak was on his way to a Temple near Jammu when he stopped by a spot near a water body. He and his friends went inside it, however unable to handle the pressure of water, he drowned.
“Deepak left the house at 6 in the morning. He met his friends on the way. Unfortunately, he left us today. He made his presence in the Dance Industry quite prominent. He trained students in Schools and Academies. It’s a huge loss for us.” said Deepak’s colleague
“Deepak only had his sisters in the family. His parents died too early to witness his success. He’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest dancers of Jammu. His kind and helpful nature made him more special for the society.” added another
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
3-day Black-day in the Memory of Martyr Students Begins in Science College
To pay tribute to the movement’s martyrs on the issue of establishment of University, Medical College, Agricultural University for Jammu, a three-day black day was observed in degree colleges of Jammu division from Saturday.
In the 1966 agitation in Jammu, four students were martyred by police firing. In the memory of the martyred students, a memorial site has been built outside the Science College, Jammu, near the gate. Black Day is celebrated every year for three days, from 16 October to 18 October, in degree colleges of the Jammu division. Classes are not held for three days, and at the martyr’s site, representatives of student organizations, students, staff members of colleges pay homage.
This time the college has been closed for more than one and a half years due to the situation arising out of Corona. In such a situation, only online classes are being held. That’s why fewer students are reaching the martyrdom site to pay their respects. Today, as soon as the Black Day started, the staff members of the Science College went to the martyr’s place and paid homage to the martyrs.
Members of the Jammu Joint Students Federation have started a fast at the martyr’s site. Federation members have been on hunger strike for the past several years. On the third day, the Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University ends the fast by drinking juice to the members. Jammu University was established in the year 1969 due to the students’ movement. After that, a medical college was established in Jammu. Later Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Jammu, was established.
Staff members of other colleges of Jammu city, Maulana Azad Memorial College, Commerce College, Mahila College Gandhi Nagar, Women’s College Parade, Science College also visited the martyr’s site and paid homage to the martyr students. Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, National Secular Forum, NSUI, will also pay tribute to the martyrs on Sunday.
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