Jammu Tawi, April 14
A two member team comprising United Nations Development Programme (India), Deputy Country Director, Dr Preeti Soni and Programme Analyst (Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management) Energy and Environment Unit, Ruchi Pant today called on several Ministers and Government functionaries of Jammu and Kashmir to discuss the developmental scenario of the State, hoping to launch various community-based initiatives and interventions across the Himalayan region. The two member team met Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli at his office in which the delegates discussed various matters related to the farming and increasing production in sheep and fisheries sectors. The Minister asked them to explore the possibilities of working with the farming community of the far off areas of the State and also help the Government to do prestigious project on angling in Fisheries sector. The UNDP delegates also hoped that possibilities would be explored on how best UNDP could support in the better implementation of these projects across Jammu and Kashmir. The delegates also met Minister for Social Welfare, ARI and Trainings, Science and Technology, Sajjad Lone at his official residence to discuss various initiatives launched under his Ministry.