Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh, today said Kashmir has huge StartUp potential in Agriculture and Dairy sectors.
“Agriculture and dairy sectors have immense potential in a place like Kashmir and the youngsters should evaluate the opportunities that lay in front of them in these fields. All possible help will be provided to the youth in setting up employment generating units for themselves,” he said.
Dr. Singh was speaking at the inauguration of a two-day International Conference on Coronaviruses organized by the Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) at its Shalimar Campus.
He said that start-ups are the thing of the future and the youth should prepare themselves for a change in mindset. He said that India has around 70,000 start-ups now as compared to just a few hundred some years back
The minister talked about the immense potential of the youth of the country and especially the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He said it is their responsibility to hunt for the best brains and provide them with all sorts of assistance so that they can achieve what they strive for.
Dr. Singh congratulated SKUAST for holding this first-of-a-kind conference immediately after the end of the pandemic. He said all the people are connected to this theme and all are stakeholders in some way or the other.
Dr. Singh expressed happiness that the Department of Biotechnology had provided funding for some of the pioneering research during the pandemic and expressed hope that it would continue to do so in the future.
Commenting on India’s successful vaccination drive, the minister said that India had fared a lot better than many of the European countries and it was possible under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The minister said the world has started to look up to Narendra Modi as a global leader. He added that the world is ready to be led by India.