DDC Baramulla reviews progress in horticulture, agriculture sectors

SRINAGAR: Under the credit plan for agriculture sector, Rs 6,97,000 have been spent during the last fiscal out of the available Rs 7,13,000. An amount of Rs 5,48,000 have been expended under horticulture sector in the north Kashmir Baramulla district, a statement issued here said.
It said the figures were shared at a review meeting of the officers of agriculture and horticulture with District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone on Tuesday. The meeting was held to review the physical and financial achievements of the departments, it said.
“Rs 2,00,000 were used for development and promotion of apiculture, Rs 2, 50, 000 for development and promotion of mushroom, Rs 38,000 for machinery equipment, Rs 72,000 on NPDP, Rs 1, 28, 000 on oil seed development programme under district plan during the last fiscal,” it said.
“Rs 9, 52, 000 were also incurred under ATMA scheme. The Agriculture department provided 160 mushroom trays, four bore wells, 28 tube wells, 160 irrigation pumps and 16 tool kits on subsidy with a cost of Rs 24,36,000 to the farmers of the district.
“Besides, 108 warm composition units and 60 poly houses were also provided to the farmers during the last financial year under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana; Rs 64, 10, 000 have been expended on various schemes for promotion and development of agriculture sector in the district. About 115 hectares of land were covered under Rabi crops and 162 hectares under Kharief season crops in the district,” it said.
About Rs1,62,000 were used by the horticulture department for development of horticulture dry land and hill areas; Rs 18,000 on fruit preservation and utilisation extension centres; Rs 36, 000 on development of high density plantation; and Rs 3,32,000 for plant protection machinery, it said.
“Besides, the department provided 16 tractors, 28 power tillers, two-weeders, 312 M P sprayers and 83 Irrigation Pumps and eight irrigation infrastructures to the farmers of the district.