Directed officers to play a pro-active role in the execution of different schemes and programmes
Bandipora: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal chaired a meeting at Bandipora to review the status of implementation of different Centrally Sponsored Schemes that are being implemented by the department.
Speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers to play a pro-active role in the execution of different schemes and programmes. He directed to establish monitoring committees of different wings of the department at village level to monitor and verify the proceedings and progress on the ground level, so that accountability and transparency should be maintained in the implementation of different schemes.
He reiterated his directions for maintaining documentation besides photographic evidence of each activity conducted by the department.
While discussing the present agro-climatic scenario Chowdhary said amid challenging weather conditions, department is closely monitoring present scenario in Valley. He said awareness mechanism with respect to disease incidence and its control should be strengthened among the farmers in order to minimize losses due to diseases. He further added that amid rising temperatures and fluctuating weather conditions all necessary steps should be taken up without any delay to face the emerging situations.
During the meeting Director laid a special emphasis on the progress of Vegetable, Apiculture & Mushrooms Development on scientific lines for raising the economic standards of farmers.
Earlier, Chief Agriculture Officer, Bandipora gave a detailed overview of status of different Kharief crops, present scenario and measures brought-in by the department to address the issues confronting farmers.
Later on Director Agriculture Kashmir inspected Vegetable Seed Multiplication Farm Watpora, Bandipora and said that Efforts are in full swing to develop Seed Multiplication Farms of the Department on scientific lines as these Farms not only play a vital role to meet out the seed requirement for farmers but also are of key importance in multiplication of latest varieties of different crops.
While inspecting Soil Testing Laboratory Bandipora the Director Agriculture directed the concerned officers / officials for achieving the 100% targets set under Soil Health Card Scheme.
The Director Agriculture Kashmir was accompanied by Joint Director Agriculture Inputs Farooq Ahmad Shah, Joint Director Farms Syed Waseem Ahmad Shah.