Food deficit J&K making progress in farm output level:Agri Min

July 7, 2017 0 Comments

Jammu and Kashmir, a food deficit state, is making remarkable progress in the production of some of the important crops like paddy, maize and vegetables, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

The hilly state imports nearly 7 lakh tonnes of foodgrains annually. The lower farm production is mainly due to mono-cropping system, fragmented land holdings as also geographical and climatic conditions, he said.