Principal Secretary Agriculture Production Department Sandeep Kumar Nayak (Chairman, IDWG) chaired a meeting of Inter-Departmental Working Group of ‘Sub-Mission on Agriculture Extensions (SMAE) to review the implementation of the State Extension Work Plan for 2016-17 and also to approve the SEWP for the year 2017-18 at Directorate of Agriculture Lalmandi.
While appreciating the presentation detailing the convergence schedule, the chairman impressed upon the HODs of Agriculture and Allied sectors to its strict adherence and also instructed to take the timely review of each meeting as enlisted in the schedule.
“Implementing agencies of allied sectors at district level were impressed upon to furnish their MPRs to the respective Chief Agriculture Officers, being the nodal agency of the district. Similarly at directorate level, the same needs to be furnished to the Nodal officer of the scheme,” he averred.
He added that the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) as envisaged by GOI is mandatorily to be followed in the implementation of the scheme as detailed in the meeting.
Nodal Officer highlighted the physical and financial progress report of the scheme for the year 2016-17 and reported that central share of Rs. 731.11 lakhs has been utilized as against the availability of Rs. 874.65 lakhs released by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, Govt of India to the state under the scheme.
The Nodal Officer of the scheme presented the State Extension Work Plan for the year 2017-18. The plan has been formulated on the tentative financial ceiling of Rs. 1571.72 lakhs conveyed by GOI which includes an amount of Rs 157.17 lakhs as State share, covering 22 districts of the State and as per the guidelines of the scheme. This was later on approved by the Principal Secretary APD.
Meanwhile in another meeting chaired by Sandeep Kumar Nayak reviewed the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) at the Agricultural Complex Lalmandi.
During the meeting, Chairperson advised to Geo-Tag all the assets created during 2016-17 under PDMC component of PMKSY before the SLSC to be convened for approval of the AAP 2017-18. All the implementing departments were directed to provide the detail of assets created under PDMC component of PMKSY for Geo-Tagging
Annual Action Plan under “Per Drop More Crop” (PDMC) Component of PMKSY for the FY 2017-18 with financial Ceiling of Rs 12.00 Crore as Central Share and Rs 1.33 Crore as Matching State Share was approved by the chairperson for implementation.
Among the officer who attended both the meetings were Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, Director Agriculture Jammu H K Razdan (Nodal Officer for ATMA and PMKSY), Director Extension SKUAST-K/Jammu, Director Law Enforcement, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu/Kashmir, Director Command Area development Kashmir, Director Fisheries, Director sericulture officers from forest department and allied sectors and engineers from Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir Division.