BANDIPORA: In connection with ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’, Department of Agriculture celebrated ‘Kisan Kalyan Day’ here on Wednesday.
The district-level celebration was held at Agriculture Complex Bandipora with in which District Development Commissioner (DDC), Bandipora Khursheed Ahmad Sania was also present.
The sectoral heads of agriculture and allied sectors besides progressive farmers participated in the event, a handout read.
Newly designated ‘Farmers Information and Advisory Centre (FIAC)’ was thrown open by the DDC for the service of the farming community of the district. “The centre shall provide technical know-how to farmers with a dedicated phone line besides showing films and distribution of literature,” read the handout.
The experts on the occasion gave awareness to the participants about various sponsored schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojan (RKVY), Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture(MIDH), and National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).
The farmers were asked to come forward and to avail benefits available under these schemes.
The DDC stressed upon the officers to work for the welfare of the farming community and to ensure benefits of different sponsored schemes to the genuine farmers in a hassle-free manner, it further read
Gram Swaraj Abhiyan was also celebrated at Hajin, Sumbal and Shadipora in Sonawari constituency during which awareness programmes for farmers were organised, it added.