SRINAGAR: To add new dimensions to the direct benefit transfer (DBT) system in fertiliser sector so that the DBT system could be strengthened and made more transparent and farmer-friendly, a daylong training programme of enforcement staff of the Agriculture Department Kashmir was held here at Lalmandi on Thursday.
Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on the occasion emphasised upon the participants to get acquainted with the latest versions and softwares in DBT so that the proceedings could be managed in a more transparent and proactive manner. He reiterated the department’s commitment to safeguard the farmers’ interests, an official handout read.
He directed the officers to put in efforts to streamline the department’s enforcement wing for timely redressal of farmers’ grievances. He said “all the activities carried out by the department in the field must be documented in a digital format”.
Andrabi said “enforcement wing has to fulfill one of the most crucial assignments of the department, therefore, the concerned workforce must be dedicated and proactive and only then the desired results could be achieved”. He assured the officers of full logistic support during the law enforcement activities served by them, read the handout.
He said that enforcement wing should conduct awareness programmes across the valley regarding the rights of consumers so that they could get maximum knowhow about their rights.
Highlighting its role, Andrabi said “the enforcement wing has mandate to keep strict vigil on quality of the different types of fertilisers/pesticides/insecticides and other materials used in agriculture sector, therefore, the progress and upliftment of agriculture sector is directly related to an active and vibrant enforcement wing”, it further read.