Srinagar: As a part of Public Outreach Programme of Union Government for Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Pashupati Kumar Paras yesterday visited Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Zawoora in the outskirts of Srinagar and had a detailed interaction with the progressive farmers and entrepreneurs.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said, the Government is committed to fulfill all genuine demands of farming community of the valley and said that the Government has already initiated several measures to realize the dream of Prime Minister of doubling the farmers’ income by 2022.

Highlighting about the initiatives of Union Government for development of Food Processing sector in J&K, the Minister said that the Government is exploring to set up mini food parks in J&K to boost investment. He added that apart from enhancing processing capacity in the region, this will also ensure farmers get remunerative prices for their produce.

The Minister also announced that a special team from the Centre would be deputed to the Valley to assess the problems being faced by the farming community and all their grievances be redressed accordingly.

While interacting with the fruit growers, the Minister advised them to avail benefits of various centrally Sponsored Schemes for obtaining high yields with least inputs.

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