BUDGAM: To review the implementation of Centrally sponsored schemes launched by government for farmers Vice Chairman (VC) J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans (JKSABDK), Daljit Singh Chib on Wednesday chaired a meeting, an official press note read.
The meeting was attended by district officers of agriculture and allied sectors besides prominent and progressive farmers of district Budgam.
District Development Commissioner (DDC) Budgam, Mohammad Haroon Malik presented the agriculture profile of district Budgam.
According to the press note, DDC Budgam informed VC JKSABDK that although District Budgam is economically and educationally poor, but the district has a huge potential for agriculture and other sectors which need government’s attention for effective exploitation to achieve sustainable and equitable agriculture growth in the district. Chadoora belt of district Budgam is the biggest vegetable producer in the State for which proper marketing is needed so that farmers could get maximum returns, the press note added.
During the course of meeting, various progressive farmers highlighted their problems and expressed hope for redressal of these problems at the hands of Vice-Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans.
The officials briefed the VC JKSABDK about various centrally sponsored schemes and expressed hope that the concerned departments would actively work on these schemes, regardless of race, creed or circumstances to achieve overall agriculture growth in the State, particularly in district Budgam.
VC JKSABDK directed the officers to work in coordination and advised them for conducting awareness programmes among farmers. He advised farmers to avail the Kisan Credit Loan Scheme and other welfare schemes available with the government. He also directed District Chief Agriculture Officer, Budgam to gear up the Village Agriculture Extension Assistants in villages and ask them to make village plans for efficient use of these welfare schemes, further read the press norte.
The meeting was attended by Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam, Tajinder Singh besides District Officers of Agriculture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Sericulture, Floriculture and representatives of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited, the press note added.