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Lt Governor flags off IFFCO’s Liquid Nano Urea consignment for J&K

World’s first Liquid Nano Urea to be introduced to farmers of J&K to increase crop yields while maintaining soil quality and protecting environment: LG

I express my heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister for encouraging agricultural scientists and farmers to reduce the use of urea: Lieutenant Governor

A historic initiative to bring a new revolution in the agriculture sector of Jammu and Kashmir, LG. Is said

J&K Government taking corrective measures for sustainable development of agriculture and horticulture sectors: LG

60,000 hectare basmati agricultural land will be converted into more productive land, farmers will be given good quality seeds at affordable rates

Government to provide machinery worth Rs 65 crore to 30,000 farmers; Modern irrigation facility to 25,000 farmers at a cost of Rs 91 crore

About 35,000 farmers will be given state-of-the-art training costing Rs 26 crore to implement new experiments in agriculture.

LG invites IFFCO to set up nano urea plant in UT

15,000 bottles of liquid nano urea sent from Gujarat to the farmers of J&K will be equivalent to about 675 metric tonnes of conventional urea

7500 bottles to be distributed to both the divisions of J&K

Srinagar, June 08: Taking a big leap in agriculture sector and adopting eco-friendly farming practices across the Union Territory, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today launched the first consignment of Nano Urea (Liquid) of IFFCO from Kalol area of ​​Gujarat through virtual mode. flagged off.

“I express my heartfelt gratitude to Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi for encouraging agricultural scientists and farmers to reduce the use of urea for the past several years. His vision has made it a reality, which is the main focus of J&K will bring reforms in the agriculture sector”, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor congratulated Dr. US Awasthi, Managing Director, (Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited) IFFCO and his entire team members for developing the world’s first Liquid Nano Urea, which will increase crop yield, maintain soil quality. Will protect crops from seasonal damage. . Historic initiative aimed at saving the environment and keeping the soil fertile in agricultural areas.

It was informed that 15,000 bottles of Liquid Nano Urea are being left for the farmers of Jammu and Kashmir from Kalol, Gujarat today. Out of this, 7500 bottles will be distributed to Jammu division and 7500 bottles to farmers of Kashmir division. The total consignment of liquid nano-urea will be equivalent to 675 MT of conventional urea.

Highlighting the immense growth potential in the agriculture sector of the Union Territory and the impact of new initiatives on this sector, the Lieutenant Governor said that with the introduction of Liquid Nano Urea for the farmers of the Union Territory, the agriculture sector of Jammu and Kashmir field can contribute. Prime Minister’s campaign for self-reliant India. In Jammu and Kashmir, emphasis is being laid on promotion of traditional agriculture, horticulture as well as value addition farming, so that farmers can get a fair price for their crops. 70 percent of the population of the union territory is dependent on agriculture. The Lt Governor said that this liquid nano urea can bring a new revolution in the agriculture sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Citing the positives of the use of Liquid Nano Urea, the Lt Governor said that it will improve farming practices and benefit the farmers, especially those involved in traditional and high value crops. Now only half a liter of liquid nano urea will replace one sack of manure. There are many such hill farms in many districts, where farmers have to travel several kilometers to reach their fields. He said that now instead of carrying one sack of urea, farmers have to carry only half liter urea bottle.

The soil of the entire country is becoming barren due to excessive use of urea. This has not only affected the nitrogen cycle but has also harmed the environment and people’s health. The Lt Governor said that initially many farmers may benefit from its excessive use, but later the same urea destroys the fertility of the fields.

On the financial aspects of the new initiative, the Lt Governor observed that Liquid Nano Urea would subsequently reduce the cost of cultivation. The cost of a bottle of this urea is 10% less than that of a 45 kg urea bag. Since, nano urea does not require subsidy, the government will save Rs 27,000 crore, as well as provide a benefit of Rs 28,000 crore to farmers by reducing their cost on agriculture, he said.

In 2017, the Prime Minister had said that when India celebrates the 75th anniversary of independence in 2022, we should halve the use of urea. I have full faith and hope that the way IFFCO is acting on the call of the Prime Minister, soon we will be able to realize his vision, the Lt Governor said.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor also said that the J&K Government intends to increase the productivity of Basmati agricultural land.

The Lt Governor said that the Jammu and Kashmir administration has taken a policy decision to convert 60,000 hectares of Basmati agricultural land into more productive land and for this very good quality seeds are also being made available to the farmers at affordable rates.

In the current financial year, we have decided that at least 7.5 lakh farmers will be provided good seeds at a cost of Rs 16 crore. He said that throughout this campaign farmers are being encouraged to adopt organic farming.

The Union Territory Government is doing its best to provide all facilities like harvesting, management and processing to the farmers of Jammu and Kashmir and linkage in national and international markets for their products.

Highlighting the various initiatives taken by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to improve the horticulture sector, the Lt Governor observed that the UT Administration has signed an MoU with Nafed, through which 5500 hectares of high-density apple, walnut, , Mango and Litchi will be cultivated. next five years. For this, about Rs 1700 crore will be invested in the Union Territory. Three cold storage clusters will also be set up in Kathua, North Kashmir and South Kashmir with an investment of Rs 500 crore which will provide more convenience to the farmers.

GI tagging of regional products is being done to further empower the farmers through effective marketing of their produce. The quality of many of our products like Saffron, Walnut, Cherry, Strawberry, Plum, Almond and Apricot is no less than the products produced in other countries. Saffron of Kashmir was launched in Dubai in December after GI tagging. The world market was dominated by Iranian saffron, but now Kashmir saffron is making its mark in the global market, remarked the Lieutenant Governor.

Underlining the remedial measures taken by the Union Territory Government for sustainable development of the agriculture sector, the Lt Governor said that the government is focused on increasing the income of farmers and providing employment to more and more youth with the support of the administration and scientists, researchers . to agriculture. He said that to promote agriculture and horticulture in Jammu and Kashmir, this year’s budget has been increased to Rs.2008 crore, which is Rs.695 crore more than last year.

Agricultural Universities of Jammu and Kashmir are being included to promote food processing units and start-ups related to agriculture. Despite the corona pandemic, hundreds of agricultural events have been organized in the last ten months. With the help of Krishi Vigyan Kendras, we are trying to reach out to every farmer to ensure access to innovation and technology in agriculture and allied sectors, the Lt Governor said.

In order to take the technology to the farmers’ fields, it has been decided that this year we will provide machinery worth Rs 65 crore to the identified 30,000 farmers, along with modern irrigation facilities to 25,000 farmers at a cost of Rs 91 crore.

Apart from this, about 35,000 farmers will also be given state-of-the-art training to implement new experiments in agriculture with the changing environment, for which a provision of Rs 26 crore has been kept.

Speaking on the opportunities for skill development and employment generation of rural youth, the Lieutenant Governor said that this has been one of the focus areas of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, for which a special provision has been made in this year’s budget. He said that along with increasing the capacity of cold storage, we have made a provision of Rs 74 crore to provide employment opportunities to our youth.

Apart from giving a determined push to agricultural entrepreneurship, the Lt Governor also emphasized on maintaining FPOs in every district for continuous market linkages for building a strong framework for farmer-industry linkages.

In the concluding remarks, the Lt Governor appreciated the entire team of IFFCO and invited them to set up a Liquid Nano Urea Plant in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Dr. US Awasthi, Managing Director, IFFCO explained the objective of developing Nano Urea (Liquid). It is indigenously developed after many years of dedicated and conscientious research by IFFCO scientists and engineers through a proprietary technology developed at Nano Biotechnology Research Centre, Kalol. IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid has been found to be effective and efficient for plant nutrition. This increases production with better nutritional quality, besides having a positive impact on climate change and sustainable development, he added.

Sh. Dilip Sanghani, Vice President, IFFCO proposed vote of thanks.

Sh. Jayesh Radadiya, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Gujarat and Director IFFCO; Member of the Board of Directors, IFFCO; Sh. Naveen Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Government, Department of Agriculture Production and Farmers Welfare; Dr. JP Sharma, Vice Chancellor, School, Jammu; Sh. Deepak G Inamdar, IFFCO Kalol Unit Head, and other senior officials personally and through virtual mode attended the flagging ceremony.

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Police will probe Vaishno Devi temple stampede, take action against those involved in scuffle: J&K DGP

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Police will probe Vaishno Devi temple stampede, take action against those involved in scuffle: J&K DGP

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said the police probe into the Vaishno Devi temple stampede would go along with the probe by a high-powered committee and action would be taken against those involved in the incident. Sunday.

Twelve pilgrims were killed and over a dozen others injured in a stampede that broke out between two groups of pilgrims during the New Year rush at the shrine at the top of Trikuta hills in Reasi district in the early hours of Saturday.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has constituted the committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary (Home) Shaleen Kabra, with members from Divisional Commissioner Jammu Rajiv Langar and Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh and asked to submit a report within a week. ,

Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said, “The committee constituted will probe into the causes of the stampede.”

Responding to a question whether the police would take action if those involved in the scuffle are identified, he said “yes” and added that “the police will do their job together”.

He said the government has already constituted a three-member committee to probe the “unfortunate” incident, which was the result of “irresponsible” behavior of some people.

One of the members of the committee is a senior police officer under whose jurisdiction the dargah falls.

The DGP was the first who indicated that the stampede was the result of a scuffle between some people. This was confirmed by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board late last night.

The stampede took place near gate number three of the building at around 2:15 am on January 1.

“Unfortunate incident, a scuffle broke out between two groups of pilgrims leading to a stampede. In this unfortunate incident, a total of 12 pilgrims lost their lives and 16 others were injured,” the board had said in the statement.

This is the first such tragedy at the revered temple atop the Trikuta hills – about 50 km from here – that attracts lakhs of people every year.

Singh had personally visited the dargah after the stampede on Saturday and reviewed the situation.

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Indian Army foils BAT operation in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, kills intruder

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Indian Army foils BAT operation in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, kills intruder

The Army on Sunday said an attempt by BAT was foiled in the Keran sector yesterday, where an “infiltrator” who was trying to enter the side was killed.

Addressing a press conference in the northern district of Kupwara, Major General Abhijit Pendharkar, the General Officer Commanding of the 28th Division, said that at 3 pm yesterday, a “complete violation of the ceasefire agreement” was observed when an infiltrator “fattened suit”. and saw an intruder wearing a black one. Jacket was trying to enter this side.

“He was challenged and later killed. It was BAT action. In quick action, the intruder was killed,” the army officer said.

He said those killed have been identified as Mohammad Shabbir Malik, a Pakistani national. Major General Abhijit said, “An AK-47 rifle and seven magazines have been recovered from his possession.” He said a vaccination certificate and an identity card have been recovered from the slain terrorist. An army officer said, “A document showing those killed in army uniform was also found from the pockets of the martyrs.”

He said the slain had chosen the route of infiltration, which was used by five armed terrorists who were killed in Keran sector in April last year. He said that the Pakistani army has been given communication on the hot line to take back the body of the infiltrator. The Army official said that there are continuous reports of possible infiltration attempts by terrorists in Keran and Kupwara sectors before the snowfall in the areas, but the Army is on alert and taking precautions to thwart all such plans.

After the Indian Army foiled a BAT action in the Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the post about the gunning down of an intruder first surfaced on JK Media.

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Chargesheet filed against women for withdrawing pension of deceased mother in a fake manner

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Chargesheet filed against women for withdrawing pension of deceased mother in a fake manner

Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch Kashmir on Saturday submitted a charge sheet against a woman from Srinagar for withdrawing pension after the death of the actual beneficiary.

A charge sheet was presented against Firdousa, a resident of Dalhsanar Habakdal, Srinagar, before the mobile magistrate’s court, 13th Finance Commission, Srinagar.

A spokesperson of the Crime Branch Kashmir said that they have received a complaint from the Central Bureau of Investigation, alleging that a woman Mukhata was given the freedom fighter pension of her husband Mohammad Maqbool Wani alias Nazar at Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch Jaldagar Srinagar. are getting.

“The said woman, being old and frail, authorizes her daughter Firdousa to receive pension from J&K Bank through power of attorney. Mukhta passed away on December 18, 2012, but his daughter continued to receive pension on behalf of her deceased mother till December 2014,” the spokesperson said.

“During investigation, it was established that the accused dishonestly and fraudulently continued to draw pension even after the death of his mother. In spite of knowing the information, the accused has cheated on behalf of his deceased mother and thus has taken wrong advantage of the amount of Rs. 3.82 lakh on himself against a similar loss to the state exchequer,” he said.

The chargesheet filed against the women for fraudulently withdrawing the pension of the deceased mother first surfaced on JK Media.

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