DC Srinagar hands over Tractors to the farmers at Agriculture complex Lal Mandi

SRINAGAR: In connection with ongoing “Good Governance Week”, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Friday in presence of Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal handed over 7 Tractors to the farmers of the District sponsored under Centrally Sponsored Scheme, Sub Mission Agriculture Mechanization (SMAM) and Capex budget in an impressive function held at Agriculture complex Lal Mandi.
The DC and Director Agriculture handed over the keys of the Tractors to the beneficiary farmers who will be given a subsidy of Rs 2 lakh for each tractor under the scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC lauded the efforts of the Agriculture to mitigate growing demands of the farmers to take up Agriculture in a mechanized way. He stressed on conducting field visits by the Agriculture Officers to sensitize farmers about latest technological interventions and the schemes launched by the Government for increasing the income of the farmers.
On the occasion, the Director Agriculture gave a brief account of the initiatives and activities undertaken for the benefit of Farmers to the Deputy Commissioner.
Earlier, the DC interacted with the beneficiaries, who expressed their gratitude for providing the Tractors to them under the Government sponsored scheme.
Chief Agriculture Officer informed the DC that the Department has already provided 10 more Tractors to the beneficiaries under the scheme and other initiatives are also in pipeline for the Welfare of the farmers in the district.
Chief Agriculture Officer, Srinagar, Mohammad Younis Chowdhary and other concerned were also present on the occasion.

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