Shrinking agri-land a grave issue

Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha and Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today described shrinking agricultural land in the state a grave issue and emphasized the need to go for research-oriented agri-practices to increase productivity. While addressing to second convocation of SKUAST-J, Chief Minister, who is also the Pro- Chancellor of the varsity, maintained that in J&K, there is great scope for agriculture but unfortunately, the land-holdings here are almost negligible. "Almost 75 percent of the area comes under forests