10 free of cost paddy thrashers , KCC loan confirmation letters amounting to Rs 4.30 lacs distributed among the participants
Srinagar: The Flagship Fortnight programme Kisan Pakhwada concluded today by organising Kisan Mela cum awareness camp at Agriculture complex Lalmandi, Srinagar . Hina Shafi Bhat Vice Chairman Khadi and Village Board inaugurated the Mela in presence of Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi and Director Horticulture Ajaz Ahmad Bhat .
Joint Director Agriculture Extension Chowdhary Mohamad Iqbal, Syed Waseem Ahmad Shah Deputy Director Agriculture Central, Chief Agriculture Officer, Srinagar Arvind Baru, representatives of all allied Departments, Representatives of PRI’s, Banks besides officers and officials of allied agriculture departments were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the Occasion Hina Shafi Bhat Said that these Melas provide an opportunity to the farmers to interact with the fellow farmers regarding the latest interventions of the department. She said that the departments are working in close coordination with each other to provide every assistance to the farming community to help them to boost agriculture & allied sectors by providing latest technical know-how and modern machinery to get maximum yield.
Director Agriculture said main focus of organizing such camps is saturation of KCC to 100% in favour of those farmers engaged with agricultural, horticulture activities, dairy farming, fisheries, sheep rearing etc. He said during the melas foolproof final list of beneficiaries under PM Kissan has been rectified and prepared after removing all bottlenecks for farmers in obtaining KCC loans. Director laid emphasis on the educated unemployed youth of valley to get themselves registered under various developmental schemes to generate their income.
Director Horticulture said close coordination between experts of Departments & farmers, can achieve self sufficiency in Horticulture and agriculture crops. He said that the need of hour is to develop agriculture sector on the modern technology, farm mechanization & increasing the production, which helps to strengthen the socio-economic status of farming community. He threw light on various ongoing schemes being under taken by Horticulture Department for the welfare of the farming community.
More than 100 farmers participated in the event while maintaining social distance amid covid-19 restriction.
Later 10 paddy thrashers free of cost were distributed among Panchayat Raj Institutions of Srinagar district, besides sanctioned KCC loan confirmation letters among few participants amounting to Rs 4.30 lacs were also given .