Director Agriculture Jammu reviews performance of department in districts

Jammu: Director Agriculture Production & Farmer Welfare Jammu, Inder Jeet chaired a meeting of the officers to review the implementation of various Farmers’ welfare schemes and programmes in the districts.

The physical and financial achievements/ expenditure under various centrally sponsored schemes and CAPEX/REVEX Budget 2020-21 were discussed threadbare in the meeting.

Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers to create mass awareness regarding various ongoing farmers’ welfare schemes at grassroots level. He took detailed review of status and progress of KCC, PM-KISAN, Soil Health Cards, Formation of FPOs, Formulation of new projects, Mushroom, Apiculture, Organic Clusters, Farm Machinery, Farmers Whatapp groups and Integrated farming System models (IFS).

The Director further impressed upon the officers to upload beneficiary related data under different schemes on relevant DBT portals and instructed for geo-tagging of all works.

Stress was also laid on updating of POS machines to 3.1 version, QR code installation and liquidation of all fertilizer stocks in POS machines.

Feedback regarding stocking and off-take of Rabi 2020-21 seeds was also taken in the meeting.

Director stressed on expediting the utilization of funds to ensure 100% achievement under the Centrally Sponsored Farmers Welfare Programmes and CAPEX Budget 2020-21. He asked officers for strict adherence to quality parameters and Codal formalities while executing the infrastructure development works as per DPRs. Inder Jeet further impressed upon the officers to identity and resolve the bottlenecks for successful implementation of the farmer welfare schemes.

The Director also took latest update regarding progress of Paddy Procurement.

The Chief Agriculture Officers were asked to submit weekly progress report in respect of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Greens Top To Total scheme and PM Food Processing & Marketing Enterprises.

The meeting was among others attended by Joint Director Agriculture (Extension), B. K. Chandan; Deputy Director Agriculture (Central), Inderjeet Singh; Dy. Director Agriculture (Trainings) Rajinder Kr. Sharma; Dy. Director Planning, Rishu Gupta; Chief Agriculture Officer Jammu, A. S Reen; Agronomist Vegetables, J. C. Raina; DSSO Jammu, Mukesh Khajuria and Sectoral Heads of different Schemes of Agriculture Department.

The Chief Agriculture Officers of all districts of Jammu Division attended the meeting through virtual mode.