Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government will be spending Rs 135 crore under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to boost agriculture in the current fiscal.

The State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) headed by state Chief Secretary Madhav Lal on Friday approved action plan 2011-12 under the RKVY worth Rs 103.03 crore, an official spokesman said.

He said the Committee also approved action plan of unspent balance of previous year worth Rs 32.14 crore.

The Chief Secretary called for full utilisation of funds made available to the State under the scheme so that the benefits reach the target population engaged in agriculture and allied sectors.

The committee reviewed department-wise expenditure and the implementation of the schemes in the State, he said.

To augment the growing demand of vegetables, Rs 12 crore has been earmarked for implementation of vegetable initiative for urban clusters of the state under the plan.

Potential vegetable growing belts adjacent to the cities have been identified for the purpose, he said.

He said for reviving saffron cultivation in Jammu and Kashmir, various measures were discussed in the meeting and Rs 50 crore has been allocated for the purpose.

(Agencies)