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No poor in J&K by 2007: Governor

June 29, 2004 19:56 IST
Last Updated: June 29, 2004 19:59 IST


Jammu and Kashmir is poised to emerge as the country's first state with zero below-poverty-line population by 2007, Governor S K Sinha said on Tuesday.

Addressing the 28th Annual Convention of vice-chancellors of the Indian Agriculture Universities Association in Srinagar, Sinha said this would be possible with the successful implementation of the roadmap formulated for the purpose.

He said agricultural expert and father of the Green Revolution, M S Swaminathan, had drawn up a roadmap for the three regions of the state which have distinct terrain and weather conditions.

Sinha made a pointed reference to the challenges posed to the country's agricultural sector with special reference to Jammu and Kashmir and said agriculture would continue to be the mainstay of the state's economy.

The governor said now is the time to transform the Green Revolution into an "evergreen revolution."


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Sub: And, Is that surprising?

No poor in Kashmir by 2007? Wow! Me thinks, other states should take a lesson from this state (is it a state? or a territory? ...


Posted by Mahesh Vartak





Sub: no poor

Ya. that should be possible, given the amount of money the government gives to those terrorist families at the cost of the rest of the ...


Posted by flood





Sub: No people - no poor

I fully agree with Mr. Governor, the way the people are being killed, butchered and thrown out of the state with the help from the ...


Posted by vivek jain





Sub: No people - no poor

I fully agree with Mr. Governor, the way the people are being killed, butchered and thrown out of the state with the help from the ...


Posted by vivek jain





Sub: Printing mistake?

Is it there won't be any 'poor people' in JK or 'people'?


Posted by Raghavendra Udupa




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