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Jammu and Kashmir: Govt launches Rs 879 cr food processing project to enhance income of farmers Farmer Income

Jammu and Kashmir: Govt launches Rs 879 cr food processing project to enhance income of farmers

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Jan 2023, 04:32 pm

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a crucial project to  revolutionize the food-processing sector and transform the lives of farmers in the UT, media reports said.

The "UT Level Food Processing Programme for Development of Clusters for Specific Products of J&K" is a Rs 879.75 crore initiative that aims to maximize farmer income and minimize post-harvest losses, reports Rising Kashmir.

This comprehensive project has been designed to increase the competitiveness of seven identified products across categories in terms of cost, quality, branding, and sustainability within five years.

The government is investing in value-addition, logistics, marketing and branding of various Agriculture, Horticulture and livestock products to achieve this goal, reported the news portal.

The project will focus on developing 17 districts in J&K with establishment of processing and marketing infrastructure, providing growth and development opportunities to stakeholders and facilitating suitable economies of scale in production and post-harvest activities.

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