SRINAGAR: To review the progress of different ongoing agricultural state and centrally-sponsored schemes in all the districts of Kashmir division, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi convened a meeting here on Monday.
He also took stock of various activities performed by the department in the changing agro-climatic scenario of the valley, an official handout read.
For sustainable development of agriculture, crop experts and field functionaries provide technical assistance to the farmers, the handout read.
The funds so far released under different schemes and projects have been allocated judiciously and almost 100% expenditure has been achieved, it further read.
Director agriculture said that every technical support and guidance should be made available to the farmers amid unfavourable weather conditions and changing agro-climatic scenario of the valley and the proceedings should be closely monitored.
He impressed upon the concerned officers to “mobilise all available resources” so that they can provide technical support to farmers on the ground in order “to achieve the targets in terms of quality and quantity of different crops”.
He called upon the officers to adopt a pro-active approach in reaching out to farmers to “ensure speedy deliverance of technical services” to them, the handout added.