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Soil mapping necessary to enhance agricultural production

India: Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have emphasised the importance of utilising latest techniques for digital soil mapping to determine the best land use and cropping patterns for enhancing agri-productivity on sustained basis. They observed that this programme needs to be completed on a time bound basis.

The Governor and the Chief Minister were addressing the 24th University Council meeting of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST). The Governor, who is Chancellor of the University, referred to the importance of establishing benchmark data for improving future planning to enhance productivity of areas under horticulture, agriculture and its allied sectors. He observed that this was crucial for evolving appropriate strategies to plan the future growth of these sectors, utilising remote sensing and other technologies for this purpose.

Source: Ground Report