DDC Kupwara for establishing local walnut processing industry, better marketing of produce

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KUPWARA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir on Saturday chaired a meeting to discuss the issues related to the skill development programme under Border Action Development Programme (BADP), Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme (SCA to TSS) in District Kupwara.
On the occasion, the DDC said that the local walnut processing industry should be established in the district and the produce of manufacturers should be exhibited for better marketing, an official release read.
DDC directed the concerned officers to work together and to frame the groups of the beneficiaries, at least four people so that they could avail more benefits from the schemes provided by the government through the Department of Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry in collaboration with JKEDI, the release read.
“Fisheries authorities were directed to cooperate with the rural development department (RDD) so that those beneficiaries who are interested in the making of fish ponds like trout units can avail benefits,” it read.
“These units would improve two important sectors of the district – income generation and healthy diet,” the DDC said, urging at least 50 successful units should be constructed by the end of the March.
DDC also directed all the concerned officers to submit final reports so that they get registered on the portal, adding that skills and knowledge were the driving forces of economic growth and social development in contemporary times.