Jammu and Kashmir is a food deficit UT. There is a big gap between production of food grains and their consumption as a result, It has to import about 07 lakh MTs of food grain every year.The Food grain production in Kashmir Division has touched 9.9 lakh M.Ts figure by the end of 2013-14. But still the deficit is 21.70% (about 2.65 lakh M.Ts). The deficit in production in Kashmir Division is mainly due to geographical and climatic conditions as most of the area is mono cropped. Another factor responsible for this is small and fragmented land holdings that minimize the scope of mechanization and other scientific practices for more production. Moreover conversion of agricultural land for Horticulture and other non-agricultural purpose is also contributing to this deficit.
Advisors to Lieutenant Governor
Administrative Secretary, Agriculture Production Department J&K
Department of Agriculture Kashmir
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