UT Agriculture and issues of farmers

A committee headed by former Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research constituted by the UT Government of Jammu and Kashmir to examine and make an in-depth analysis of the UT Agriculture and allied sectors, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities and how to make a planned inclusive growth and each sector to become vibrant, marketable in respect of the products etc has had several Apex Committee meetings so far and has prepared a detailed report in respect of its findings made so far. The Committee has done a SWOT analysis of Agriculture which comprises strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats which in itself is self explanatory as encompassing each sector/wing of agricultural activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
The said report having recently been submitted to the Lieutenant Governor needs to be examined at an early date. More so, especially in respect of how income of marginal farmers and those with smaller holdings could vastly be improved in Jammu and Kashmir with more emphasis on backward areas. Since the approach of the Apex Committee is on holistic development, the report needs to be examined by the experts/ bureaucrats to see how this sector with vast potential but lacking the required support base of various hues including new techniques of farming .The findings and the recommendations of the Committee are important in that the income increasing prospects of a large number of farmers say over 13 lakh are involved.