September 19, 2023

ACS Atal Dulloo Chairs Inaugural Agriculture Department Review Meeting

The Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agricultural Production and Farmer Welfare Department (AP&FWD), Atal Dulloo, today chaired the first meeting of the agricultural sector to review the progress of various centrally sponsored programs and other flagship programs implemented in the division. be to improve farmers’ incomes, to elevate them as a socially and economically self-sufficient community,” ACS said while asking officers to explore and utilize all possible resources to supplement families’ incomes. farmers. officers to work in coordination with the district administration, especially with the irrigation department, so that farmers’ problems and concerns in this regard can be addressed on a priority basis. lakh small and marginal farms.

In this regard, he also stressed the importance of timely and judicious use of funds. the importance of the synergy between the University of Agriculture and the department, specifying that research must be in line with the aspirations of farmers. He said the projects identified for GI labeling must be completed within a limited time frame. During the meeting, the Director of Agriculture, Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation on the successful implementation of various central sponsored programs across the division. He also highlighted the status of the various flagship programs, major achievements and initiatives of the department. Previously, ACS visited various agricultural programs and facilities, including Floriculture Farm, Medicinal and Aromatic Section, Integrated Mushroom Development Center, Vegetable Garden (Hi Tech Poly Houses), Quality Control Laboratory and Market of organic vegetables on the premises of the Lalmandi agricultural complex. Later, Atal Dulloo visited Bangund, Wanpora organic vegetable clusters in Pulwama district and interacted with organic vegetable growers.