December 5, 2022

AP&FWD Finance Commissioner Chairs Agriculture Department Review Meeting – The Dispatch

JAMMU: Finance Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary) Agricultural Production and Farmers Welfare Department Sh. Atal Dulloo today chaired the first Agriculture Sector Comprehensive Review Meeting to assess the progress of various sponsored programs at the central level and other flagship programs implemented in Lalmandi Srinagar Agricultural Complex Division. The finance commissioner said in his speech that our main concern was to increase revenue. farmers. He asked officers to explore opportunities to supplement the income of farm families. He said that currently our focus area is the success of the Kharief season and for this he insisted that the officers work in coordination with the district administration, especially with the irrigation department. , so that farmers’ problems can be solved in a timely manner.

The finance commissioner said that to raise the incomes of 7.5 lakh small and marginal farming families, effective implementation of centrally sponsored programs could play a vital role. He underscored the importance of using funds in a timely manner and asked officers to ensure the smooth flow of funds. Ch. Atal Dulloo instructed officers to identify projects under various centrally sponsored programs so that they can be discussed, deliberated, approved and implemented for the greater benefit of the farming community. The finance commissioner stressed the importance of synergy between the University of Agriculture and the department and said that research must be in line with the aspirations of farmers. The financial commissioner said projects identified for GI labeling must be completed in time. He appreciated the officers and hopes for the same motivation and commitment in the future. During the meeting, Kashmir Director of Agriculture Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation and briefed the President on the successful implementation of various center-sponsored programs across the division. He made a detailed presentation on the current status of the various flagship programs, major achievements and initiatives of the department.

The previous financial commissioner visited various agricultural programs and facilities, including a floriculture farm, a medicinal and aromatic section, an integrated mushroom development center, a vegetable garden (Hi Tech Poly houses), a quality control laboratory, a organic vegetable market in the premises of the agricultural complex of Lalmandi. Later, the Finance Commissioner visited Bangund, Wanpora Organic Vegetable Clusters in Pulwama District and interacted with organic vegetable growers.

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