Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that the tension at LOC and International Borders across Jammu and Kashmir directly impacts the tranquility and development process in the State and endangers life and property of residents living in the frontier.
“Ceasefire violations and shelling not only make the people leave their homes but severely hamper agricultural operations causing economic stress to border people”, he said.
Interacting with farmers at International Border near Chinore Farm some 25 kilometres from here, the Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the status of ceasefire and hoped that it would continue for the larger interests of people particularly farmers residing in the frontier.
The Chief Minister also expressed hope that the two Countries would resolve all issues through the process of dialogue and peacefully.
Omar Abdullah enquired the welfare of the people and received brief from them about the prevailing situation and the status of their agricultural operations. He gave directions to the Agriculture Department to provide all help to the border farmers for launch of successful agricultural operations. He asked the department to keep better seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural inputs adequately available to the agriculturists in the border areas.
Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Planning and Development, Ajay Sadhotra and Minister of State for Agriculture, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi besides Divisional Officers were accompanying the Chief Minister.