Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Daljit Singh Chib, today chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes launched by Government for its Farmers.
The meeting was attended by District Officers of Agriculture and Allied Sectors besides Prominent and Progressive Farmers of District Budgam.
Mohammad Haroon Malik, District Development Commissioner Budgam presented the Agriculture profile of district Budgam. He informed the Vice Chairman that although District Budgam is economically and educationally poor, but the District has a huge potential for Agriculture and other sectors which needs attention of Government for its effective exploitation to achieve sustainable and equitable Agriculture growth in District Budgam. He further apprised that Chadoora belt of District Budgam is a biggest vegetable producer in the State for which the proper marketing is needed so that farmers can get maximum returns.
During the course of meeting, the 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.
Officials briefed the VC about various Centrally Sponsored Schemes and expressed hope that the concerned departments will actively work on these schemes, regardless of race, creed or circumstances to achieve overall Agriculture growth in the State, particularly in District Budgam.
He also directed the officers to work in coordination and advised them for conducting awareness programmes among the farmers. He advised farmers to avail the Kisan Credit Loan Scheme and other welfare schemes available with the Government. He also directed to 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.
The meeting was attended by Tajinder Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam besides District Officers of Agriculture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Sericulture, Floriculture and representatives of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Limited.