Director Agriculture Kashmir reviews implementation of CSS in Pulwama
PULWAMA : The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today held a meeting of officers of district Pulwama to review the progress on the implementation of various central sponsored schemes in the district.
The meeting was informed in detail about different schemes including National Mission on Saffron, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture, National Mission of Agriculture Extension and Technology, National Food Security Mission, Soil Health Card Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Senchayee Yojana, PM-Kissan and other schemes currently being implemented by the Department.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director said that the department is committed to revive the past glory of the saffron sector and with the help of National Saffron Mission they have come a long way. He said the department is working to increase the reach of this most expensive spice to the newer areas, markets and to showcase it to the National and International marketing platforms.
He asked the concerned officers and the officials of the department to work in a cordial and coordinated atmosphere with the saffron growers and bring all the latest global interventions in this sector to the farmer’s field so that this unique spice could attract more and more youth of the valley towards it.
Earlier, the Director visited Tahab and inspected recently laid micro sprinkle irrigation facilities and fields of progressive vegetable growers.