Govt forms panel to oversee NLM implementation

Srinagar: The J&K Government on Friday constituted a 12-member panel headed by Chief Secretary for overusing the implementation of National Livestock Mission (NLM) in the state.
According to a government order, the panel—State Level Executive Committee (SLEC)—has been tasked to prepare the strategic, perspective and Annual Action Plan in consonance with Mission’s goal and objectives in close coordination with the Technical Support Groups, State Agriculture Universities (SAUs) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes.
The panel has to organize base-line survey and feasibility studies in different parts of the State (District, Sub-District or a cluster of Districts) to determine status of fodder, livestock production, potential, demand and tailor assistance, accordingly.
The panel has been asked to receive funds from the National Mission Authority, State Government and other sources, pool financial resources for carrying on mission’s activities, maintain proper accounts and submit utilization certificate to National Mission Authority.
Other terms and references for panel include release of funds to the implementing organizations and oversee, monitor and review implementation of the programme; assist and oversee Mission’s programmes being implemented through Farmer’s Societies, NGOs, Growers Associations, cooperatives, self help groups, Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs); organize workshops, seminars and training programmes for sensitilation of all interest groups or associations at State, District and Sub-district level to provisions of National Livestock Mission (NLM), as also for technology transfer and skill development, with the help of SAUs, ICAR Institutes, ATMAs/KVKs, Civil Society Organizations, and other institutions having technical expertise; furnish monthly progress reports to Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF) and also upload same by 5th of each month, on the website of the Department/Mission; operationalize Information Communication Technology (ICT) enabled Management Information System (MIS) upto the grass root level and, if need be, develop and host its own website; and supervision and monitoring of the implementing agencies.