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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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Mehbooba Mufti protests, demands judicial inquiry into Hyderpora encounter

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday took out a protest march to the Governor’s House in Srinagar against the alleged killing of civilians in the Hyderpora encounter with party workers and demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident.

The protest march started from Mufti’s residence. He alleged that three civilians were killed in the encounter that took place last week. PDP chief demands judicial inquiry into Hyderpora encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. “They will have to return the bodies and pay compensation. LG will have to apologise.

There should be a judicial inquiry,” Mufti told reporters. An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists after police received inputs about the presence of terrorists at an illegal call center in a private building in Hyderpora area of ​​Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on November 15.

In an official statement, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had said that two terrorists identified as Haider, a foreign Pakistani terrorist and his associate Amir Ahmed, resident of Banihal (a hybrid terrorist), were killed in the encounter.

It further said that the building owner Altaf Ahmed as well as tenant Mudasir Ahmed were also called along with the search team. However, in an encounter with the terrorists, both of them received serious bullet injuries and succumbed to their injuries.

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Lt Governor should take responsibility of Hyderpora encounter: Mehbooba Mufti

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In Kupwara, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha should head Jammu, and Kashmir takes responsibility for the Hyderpora encounter. He said that along with managing the entire Jammu and Kashmir, the Lieutenant Governor is also the head of the administration. So they should take the responsibility of this encounter.

Talking to reporters in Kupwara, he said that it is the responsibility of the LG to protect the lives of innocent people. He said that the body of Amir Ahmed, who was killed in the Hyderpora encounter, has not yet been handed over to his relatives. So his family members are still struggling.

The bodies of landlord Altaf Bhat and tenant Mudasir Gul, who were killed in the Hyderpora encounter, were buried on Thursday night in the presence of relatives. Meanwhile, the demand for handing over the body of Ramban resident Aamir Magre, who was killed in the encounter, to his relatives has also intensified. Along with this, PAGD has written a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the harshest punishment to the culprits.

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1 terrorist killed, 1 trapped in Kulgam encounter

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An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces in Ashmuji area of ​​Kulgam district of South Kashmir on Saturday. At the very beginning of the encounter, the security forces have killed a terrorist. The identity of the terrorist is yet to be ascertained. At present the firing is going on. This is the third encounter in four days at Kulgam in the district. Earlier, in two separate encounters, security forces had killed five terrorists here.

According to the information received from the police, the army, CRPF and SOG personnel reached the spot after receiving information about the sighting of terrorists in Ashmuji area of ​​district Kulgam. On reaching the spot, the security forces started cordoning off the terrorists. Seeing the security forces approaching them, the terrorists started firing on them. In retaliatory firing, the security forces killed one terrorist. One terrorist is still likely to be hiding at the encounter site.

It is being said that the terrorist is hiding in a house. The security forces are also asking the terrorist to surrender, but he is continuing retaliatory firing. Both the terrorists are said to be local.

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