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Expected contribution of fruit industry to J&K economy in next 25 yrs is projected to be Rs. 60K cr by 2047: Addl Chief Secy

Jammu, Feb 5 (UNI) With the introduction of High-Density Plantation (HDP) systems and the production of quality planting material, Jammu and Kashmir is set to revolutionize its fruit industry, said Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner (Addl Chief Secretary) APD on Sunday.
He revealed that the expected economic contribution of the fruit industry to the overall economy of Jammu and Kashmir in the next 25 years is projected to be Rs. 60,000 crore per year by 2047.
He said that the Department of Horticulture Kashmir and Jammu, in collaboration with the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (ICAR-CITH), have come together to provide technological intervention for this new project.
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Shimla, Feb 22 (UNI) Three Independent MLAs, all former BJP rebels, attended the Congress legislative party meeting convened by Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Thursday in the run-up to the February 27 Rajya Sabha election.

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Modi Govt discriminating against non-BJP ruled states: HP Minister

23 Feb 2024 | 1:50 AM

Shimla, Feb 22 (UNI) The Revenue Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jagat Singh Negi today accused the Narendra Modi Government of discriminating against the non-BJP ruled states by depriving them of their dues claims and in the devolution of funds.

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HP govt assures to release pending dues of Rs 2 50 cr under Himcare scheme: Min

22 Feb 2024 | 11:48 PM

Shimla, Feb 22 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Government stated in the assembly on Thursday that all the pending dues of Himcare beneficiaries will be released soon and funds could not be disbursed since 2022 .

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Ban illegal import of apples to the country from Iran: Negi

22 Feb 2024 | 11:47 PM

Shimla, Feb 22 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Minister Jagat Singh Negi told the state Assembly on Thursday that the state has requested the central government to restrict the import of apples under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) during the apple-producing period in the country from July to November so that farmers could get a better price of their produce in the market.

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Atrocities against farmers intolerable, Centre should immediately accept all demands: Sandhwan

Atrocities against farmers intolerable, Centre should immediately accept all demands: Sandhwan

22 Feb 2024 | 11:06 PM

Chandigarh, Feb 22 (UNI) Describing the Haryana police's alleged action against farmers as intolerable, Punjab Assembly Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan on Thursday said the Centre must without any delay accept all demands of the protesting peasants including legalisation of MSP.
Modi government had accepted all demands in 2021, and promised fulfilment of all their demands, Sandhwan said. "Why then the farmers are being forcibly stopped from going to Delhi to raise their voice," he asked.

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