Srinagar, Oct 28: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday assured that no agricultural land would be alienated to any non-residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
The LG made these remarks while launching Market Intervention Scheme (MIS)-2020 for Apple here at Horticulture Complex, Raj Bagh.
“No agricultural land would be alienated to any non-residents of J&K. However, for industrial investment and employment opportunities, non-agricultural land will be optimally utilized,” he said.
He observed that Horticulture is one of the priority sectors of J&K due to its unique agro-climatic diversity, which makes it ideal for varied cultivation.
“The Horticulture sector, in particular, has an immense growth potential and the J&K Government is making all out efforts to tap the potential in order to give a fillip to the socio-economic condition of all those who are associated with the sector and contribute to the betterment of livelihood of Apple Growers,” Sinha added.