DC Ganderbal inaugurates Kissan Mela

GANDERBAL: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal today inaugurated a day long Kissan Mela as part of Kissan Pakhwada activities here.
The Mela was organized by the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with allied departments to target cent percent saturation of farmer welfare schemes including subsidy schemes, Kissan Credit Card (KCC) and PM-KISAN besides others.
The DC on the occasion inspected the stalls erected by the department and allied sectors and interacted with the farmers to get the feedback of various schemes.
The stalls exhibited high yielding hybrid plant saplings, seed varieties and latest machinery for various farming related activities besides creating awareness among various schemes being implemented by the Government.
The DC urged the farmers to avail the benefits of various flagship programmes and schemes in the agriculture sector and allied wings which are intended at doubling the farmers’ income and provide economic security against natural calamities.
He also impressed upon the officers and field functionaries to make the programme a grand success by covering all the farmers including those engaged in Horticulture, Diary, Fisheries and Sheep rearing under KCC scheme and intensify mass awareness in their work area regarding farmer’s welfare schemes.
Later DC also distributed Kissan Credit Cards among farmers and dedicated a Refrigerated Van to the farmers of the district for transportation of vegetables and other agricultural products to markets outside the district.
Among others, Chief Agriculture Officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, AD Fisheries, Lead District Manager besides officers and officials of various allied departments were present on the occasion.

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