|Early Times Report|
KULGAM, Oct 22: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired a meeting of officers to review progress/achievements and functioning of Horticulture, Agriculture and other departments in the district.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Agriculture-Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad lone, Director Horticulture, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Sericulture, Riyaz Ahmad Wani, Director Agriculture, Aijaz Altaf Andrabi and other concerned.
Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan stressed on officers to propagate intervention of modern technology in agro sector to double crop productivity.
Advisor also directed the officers to solve the problems of people and provide them every possible support in enhancing their remunerative benefits.
Stressing on the need for augmenting agriculture and other allied sectors with the latest advancement in technology, he said that there is a need for bridging the gap between lab and fields.
He also directed completion of pending projects in a time bound manner and effective implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes for doubling farmers' income and realization of increased yield. During the meeting, DDC Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat through a power point presentation briefed the meeting about the progress, achievements and future plans in the horticulture, agriculture, social welfare, RDD and other departments.
The meeting was informed that Under PM-KISAN, Rs 13.82 crore has been disbursed under DBT mode in two instalments. There are 67189 beneficiaries registered and 58818 beneficiaries are already uploaded whereas under PM-KMY several awareness camps at block level were organized and a total number of 1023 farmers are linked through it.
Under Ayushman Bharat 44282 beneficiaries have been registered and 39420 cards have been issued.
On the occasion, Advisor Khan compliments District Administration for achievements and better results in various fields.