Implementation of DBT in Agriculture schemes to bring transparency: Director Agriculture Kashmir

Srinagar: Financial empowerment of the farmer community and to attract more young innovative minds towards the Agriculture sector are top priorities of our Department. This was stated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal with the senior officers of the department in a meeting to discuss the modalities for achieving 100% transparency of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in different Agricultural schemes under implementation in the department here at Agriculture Complex Lal Mandi, Srinagar
The introduction of the DBT system will prove to be a positive shift from an old and orthodox system to a multi dimensional online system that will envisage a transparent and accountable system in the agriculture sector.
He impressed upon the officers to chalk out the modalities for effecting DBT/ digitalization in most of the schemes as per the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister for a digital India.
On the occasion Director said the aim of introducing DBT scheme is reforming the Government delivery system by modifying the procedures in welfare schemes for accurate targeting of beneficiaries, bring in transparency in flow of information and funds.
Earlier the Director Agriculture reviewed the functioning of Technical committee set for purchase of seeds for Kharief 2021. It was emphasized that quality seeds with high yield potential need to be made available to the farmers.
Director was apprised that the farmers will be given the choice of purchasing seeds as per the guidelines of the scheme and the subsidy amount of the same will be credited to their accounts through DBT.
Director was also informed that the hybrid seeds required for raising them in Hi-tech Poly houses have been identified by the technical committee after analyzing their various traits and yield thereof.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Apiculture and Mushrooms Farooq Ahmad Shah, Joint Director Agriculture Extension Kashmir Mohammad Muzaffer Hurra, Joint Director Marketing/ Post Harvest Management Infrastructure and Farm Machinery Kashmir Amir Ud Din Andrabi, Joint Director Farms, Spices, Medicinal Plant, Procurement Mandis Kashmir Kaunsar Parveen, Joint Director Agriculture Seeds/Pesticides and Fertilizers Kashmir Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Deputy Director Agriculture (Central) Kashmir, Deputy Director Planning , Potato Development Officer, and other senior officers of the Department.

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