‘Backyard Horticulture’ Programme: Jammu and Kashmir

Published on September 17, 2020
Current Context: The Horticulture Department of Jammu and Kashmir launched a ‘Backyard Horticulture’ Programme.
‘Backyard Horticulture’ Programme: Jammu and Kashmir
  • The programme is launched under the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) scheme at Pachyat Jaswan, Marh Block, Jammu district.
  • The ‘Backyard Horticulture’ Programme aims to increase the production of organic fruits for home consumption and to fulfil individual requirements in terms of economic and health. 
  • Under this programme, three fruit yielding plants costing to Rs 200 will be distributed to the farmers at 90% subsidy. 
  • The programme is expected to be beneficial to around 600 homes in Zone Marh, Jammu District.
  • The methods to plant these fruit yielding plants in the backyard place of homes are given to the farmers. 
  • Static Part: 
    • Lt Governor of J&K: Manoj Sinha
    • State animal of J&K: Kashmir Stag (aka Hangul)
    • National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries in Jammu and Kashmir: Dachigam NP, Kazinag NP, Hemis NP, Salim Ali NP, Kishtwar NP, Jasrota WLS, Nandini WLS, Overa WLD, Ram Nagar WLS, Surinsar WLS


Q.1 Which state/UT launched ‘Backyard Horticulture’ Programme?
a. Chandigarh
b. Jammu and Kashmir
c. Kerala
d. Haryana

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