Secretary APD stresses achieving the aim of ‘har khait ko pani’

Secretary APD stresses achieving the aim of ‘har khait ko pani’

Reviews SMA, PMKSY schemes

SRINAGAR: Secretary Agriculture Production Department (APD) J&K, Manzoor Ahmad Lone on Saturday chaired state level executive committee (SLEC) meeting of SMAM (Sub-Mission on Agriculture Mechanization) and SMSP (Sub-Mission for Seed and Planting Material) and to discuss the action plan to be finalised for approval under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (PMKSY) here at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi.
While reviewing Sub-Mission on Agriculture Mechanization (SMAM) and Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting (SMSP), Lone stressed the state agriculture universities for working in close coordination with the heads of the departments while implementing the various components for purchase of machinery, equipments and seeds. The proposal for high quality seed testing laboratories one each for SKUAST-J, SKUAST-K was included in the proposal for which an amount of 468.92 lakhs is earmarked, a spokesperson in an official release said.
Action plan under PMKSY to be finalised was discussed thoroughly component-wise which includes accelerated irrigation benefit programme, ‘Har Khait Ko Pani’, and other components. The secretary instructed the officers to utilise the full potential under irrigation resources so that irrigation reaches to the remotest areas, the spokesperson said.
He instructed the command area officers to get activated and to cover the uncovered areas so that the aim of ‘Har Khait Ko Pani’ was achieved.
The secretary warned the officers for administrative action who do not utilise the funds for achieving the desired targets under irrigation. He further instructed for finalising the DPRs upto 24th of this month to be submitted for approval, he said.
On the occasion, State Mission Director Agriculture Jammu for the said schemes highlighted the various components to be taken under NSR (National Skills Registry), SMSP and PMKSY. “Under irrigation components there is an annual requirement of 2,93,709.212 lakhs,” he informed.