SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Wednesday reviewed the ongoing projects under RKVY and asked the officers to achieve the desired targets. He instructed the chief agriculture officers and other concerned officers to speed up the formulation of the action plan under RKVY (Rashtriya Kissan Vikas Youna) for the year 2019-20 for submission upto the end of March 2019, so that it is forwarded to chief secretary, J&K government who is the chairman of SLSC (State Level Sanctioning Committee). This is to ensure the sanctioning of the projects well in time.
Andrabi was speaking in a meeting held at Lalmandi here wherein, Director Agriculture Jammu, H K Razdan was also present who also gave a brief about the ongoing projects under RKVY and preparation of the action plan for the ensuing financial year, an official release read.
Further, it was discussed that the physical activities which are taken under RKVY over the years include introduction of new vegetable hybrid varieties, capacity building, on farm collection and sorting units in horticulture sector, post-harvest handling and marketing, establishment of vermin-compost units, rejuvenation of saffron corms, support for creation of irrigation facilities, green house structures (agriculture, horticulture and floriculture).
Construction of godowns, propagation of exotic and improved mulberry in sericulture, construction of trout rearing units, strengthening of poultry marketing and hatcheries in animal husbandry, establishment of ewe units in sheep husbandry, the release read.
The aim of these activities is to increase production and productivity in agriculture sector. Andrabi stressed upon the officers to mobilise the field functionaries for maximum reach out to farming community and to promote area-specific cropping system aimed to generating global demand.
The meeting was attended by all joint directors, divisional officers, chief agriculture officers and other concerned officers.
Rashtriya Kissan Vikas Youna (RKVY) is a Special Central Assistance Scheme launched in 2008-2009 and covers all the sectors such as crop cultivation, horticulture, animal husbandry and fisheries, dairy development, agriculture research and education, forestry and wild life, food storage and ware housing, soil and water conservation, agriculture financial institutions and other agriculture programmes and cooperation.