Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday inaugurated the mega quintal capacity seed processing plant in Kathua and said Jammu and Kashmir has joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission for doubling farmers’ income in India.
According to a release issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the Union Minister dedicated to the public the mega quintal capacity Seed Processing Plant with 16 lakh seed generation and 24 lakh seed processing capacity, the first-of-its-kind, to have come up in this entire region and said, “It is a historic day today, when Jammu and Kashmir, through district Kathua, has joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission for doubling farmers’ income in India.”
Dr Singh said, in the last few years, Kathua has made its presence on the national map of India several times in one way or the other and it has also found the reference in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Mann Ki Baat” twice in the last three to four years, which is a unique distinction for any district of India.
“And today, the new Seed Processing Plant set up over here will be catering not only to district Kathua but also to the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the two adjacent States of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh,” he added.
The Minister pointed out that the farmers in all these years who had earlier struggled to procure better quality seed from other places will now have superior quality seed available at their doorstep. He said this will not only enrich the quality of crops sown by them but also enable them to procure seed of superior quality at a lesser cost which, will in turn raise the margin of their profit in the market.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his historic steps taken vis-a-vis farmer’s upliftment and development, the Union Minister said that the schemes launched from the last seven years like Kisan Bima Yojana, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Soil Health Care have been able to uplift the farmers that had not been achieved from the last 70 years under other governments.
In the last six or seven years, barring one year of COVID constraints, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the entire Lok Sabha constituency of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda has been benefited with national projects of distinction one after the other, and Kathua especially, has become the capital of some of the most prestigious national projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said, just to cite a few examples, Shahpur-Kandi project revived after 40 years, North India’s first-ever Cable-Stayed Bridge Atal Setu, Jammu, and Kashmir’s first inter-State bridge at Keerian-Gandyal, North India’s first Biotech Industrial Park, North India’s first Express Road Corridor from Delhi to Katra via Kathua, the new National Highway from Lakhanpur-Bani-Basohli-Doda via Chattargala Tunnel, besides centrally funded Government Medical College, Centrally Funded University Institute of Engineering have already placed Kathua as one of the most enviable districts of India.
We aren’t terrorists’: 10th class students demand mass promotion
JK Board 10th class students once again staged a protest against JKBOSE outside Director of School Education’s office in Jammu today. After meeting him, they showed a disapproval and demanded mass promotion.
“Director Sir told us to give our exams and wait for results. We are against it! We either demand online exams or mass promotion. When Kashmir students can get promoted without exams, why not us?” said a student
“I’m here to support these students. Their demand is genuine. They had online classes. Third wave is on it’s way and we can’t risk students’ lives. JK Board Authorities must listen to their appeal.” added their supporter
The students claimed the J&K Police to have abused and physically attacked them. They disagreed with the behaviour and said it was against the law and order.
“It’s J&K Police not the goons that attacked us today. I’m still 16 and it’s against the law to hit me. We aren’t terrorists, just small kids demanding something for ourselves. At least don’t hit us.” they said
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
Jammu: 4 Batteries, 250 litres Diesel Stolen from 6 Trucks
Last night four batteries from two trucks bearing numbers JK02AH2712 and JK02AF1898 and 250 litres of diesel were stolen from four trucks parked at yard 6, Narwal. In addition, from a truck bearing number JK02AT2717, 100 litres of diesel was stolen. According to a truck operator, the theft happened on the night of 20 July. The police came here for once but didn’t take any action.
“From my two trucks, the thieves have stolen one battery and around 250 litres of diesel. I have registered a case in Narwal Police Station yesterday night, but no police officer has yet visited. We have also informed the police officers in the PCR van for round-up they also didn’t take any action. So the police didn’t investigate our cases seriously”, a truck operator said.
The operators demanded that an investigation should take place and the thieves should be arrested immediately.
Death of a 24 year old boy, family claims murder
An incident came forward from Thalsara area of Bhalla in Jammu and Kashmir where a 24 year old boy’s dead body was found. The family along with the village people, claiming it to be a murder blocked the Doda-Bhaderwah Highway.
According to them, the boy was innocent and didn’t have any personal grudges. However, the dead body’s torn clothes and broken bones have proved it to be a murder.
“It was morning when my son went for a haircut. Someone informed me about his death in the evening. While I rushed to the place, I saw around 200 people around the dead body. It’s a murder and we want justice.” said the boy’s father
“It’s a forestry area where hardly people are seen. How did the boy reach there? He was first killed and then thrown from a height. The Police hasn’t helped us yet. In fact, they told us to compromise. This is beyond limits.” added another
The family has demanded justice and requested Jammu and Kashmir Police to investigate the matter. “Police must check the call records of the boy’s phone and find the culprit. We want the murderer to be sentenced to death.” they said
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
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