SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal on Thursday convened a meeting of departmental officers at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi, here to take stock of the physical/ financial achievements under different centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs), CAPEX.
During the meeting, different CSSs being implemented by the department including RKVY, MIDH, ATMA, NFSM, PM KISAN, CAPEX Soil Health Card Scheme, Kissan Credit Card Scheme etc. were discussed in detail. The projects under the holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors were also discussed threadbare.
Addressing the meeting, the Director Agriculture highlighted the importance of expeditious and judicious expenditure of funds under different schemes, projects. He asked the officers that funds allocated under different components of CSSs must be expended in a time bound manner. He reiterated the importance of maintaining the highest level of transparency and accountability during all the expenditures.
The Director Agriculture asked the concerned officers to work in close coordination with District Administrations during the implementation of different initiatives at district level.
He directed officers to reach out to the farmers of every area and make them aware viz-a viz latest farmer friendly technology in the agriculture sector. He asked the officers to work in collaboration with the representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions for the successful implementation of different schemes at grass roots level.