Impresses on designing project blue prints, schemes in cohesion with job market
SRINAGAR: To devise a composite strategy for the development and promotion of mushroom sector in the state and to incorporate entrepreneurial culture in this field, a high-level meeting was convened here on Monday by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi.
Scientists, experts, mushroom development officers and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
Expressing his views, director agriculture called upon mushroom scientists and concerned officers to “devise a future strategy which could be inclusive, composite and multidimensional and should meet out all the requirements of the state in terms of jobs and entrepreneurship’, an official handout read.
He said that the machines and equipments for different projects should be purchased strictly according to the set guidelines, keeping into mind the future needs.
“Design the blue print of different projects and schemes that should be in cohesion with the job market and should have capacity to provide sustainable employment to considerable number of unemployed youth of the state,” director agriculture impressed upon the scientists and concerned officers.
He said that mushroom cultivation is an important allied wing of agriculture that can contribute to the overall socioeconomic status of the farming community.
Director agriculture said that training programmes in mushroom cultivation should be conducted for the youth, so that they can adopt this industry. He asked the concerned officers to work with close coordination with commitment and dedication, so that the targets can be achieved within set timeframe. He said, “All the financial activities should be maintained electronically for the promotion of digitisation and e-governance in the department so that all the developments and achievements of the department can be put in public domain easily.”
He said that complete guidance should be provided to the interested farmers so that they can develop their mushroom units and after that, visits by the functionaries and experts should be ensured that would help their units to thrive on scientific lines, the handout read.
Director Agriculture said that awareness programmes for farmers should be organised to acquaint them with the commercial value of mushroom production.
Earlier Project Coordinator Mushroom, Abdul Qayoom Shah gave a detailed presentation of different activities carried out by the department at different levels and future planes for the implementation of different schemes and projects, the handout added.