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Advisor to Governor, K Skandan Tuesday called for evolving an effective mechanism to facilitate growth of Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries sectors and raising the income of farmers associated with this mode of framing.

He further stressed on the need for formulation of a progressive livestock breeding policy.

The advisor was speaking here at a meeting he chaired to review the achievements registered in the state under Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries sectors besides departmental activities.

The advisor asked the NABARD functionaries to rope in a consultant to study the human resource potential for livestock, fishery natural wealth and capacities of the farmers of the state so that requisite measures are taken to support the farmers and creating linkage of the markets for their produce.

Advisor K Skandan later chaired a separate meeting to review the achievements under Saffron Rejuvenation Programme and sought the status report on saffron park being developed at Pulwama.

The advisor sought details on the potential in saffron production, families linked with saffron cultivation, distribution of soil health cards to the farmers and registration of traders.

He was briefed about the component wise cumulative achievements under National Mission on Saffron. It was informed that a total of 32,401 farmer families living in 120 villages in Pulwama, Budgam, Srinagar and Kishtwar are associated with the saffron cultivation.

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