Jammu: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura convened a meeting to review the implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in fertilizers here today.
The meeting had a detailed review of preparedness of Agriculture Department, Fertilizer Companies, Wholesalers and the Retailers to Go-live for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in fertilizers from 1st of February 2018, the deadline fixed by Government of India for the state.
Hanjura stressed upon the officers and the fertilizer supplying companies to strictly adhere to the deadlines and guidelines to ensure transparency in public dealings and to curb mismanagement. He said that introduction of Point of sale (POS) machines will give a clear picture of fertilizer supplies in the State and therefore directed the officers to gear up the extension machinery to ensure that the instructions are adhered to by all the concerned in all districts for smooth roll out of DBT in the state.
The Minister emphasized that the assistance envisaged under various schemes be actually provided to farmers and should be put in public domain, so that the rightful claimants get the benefits in time. He insisted on proper identification of beneficiaries and rational allocation of targets for equitable development of areas.
The Minister stressed upon the officers to conduct administrative inspections, hear public grievances, hold timely DPCs and maintain strict financial discipline and Aadhaar Based Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to beneficiaries of all the schemes under implementation.