Srinagar: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal who is also the Mission Director of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) today reviewed the implementation of scheme in Anantnag, Udhampur, Jammu and Samba districts of UT of Jammu and Kashmir for a period of three years.
During the meeting, the Director highlighted the importance of implementation of this flagship program. He said the main purpose of this Yojna is to ensure economic security to the farmers by means of crop insurance to coop-up with the situation arising out of losses incurred to the crops as a result of crop failures or damage to the crops due to natural calamities.
While interacting with the stakeholders, the Director said that the department’s prime objective is to ensure that farmers’ concerns are addressed and their financial security is ensured in every respect of implementation of the said scheme.
The meeting was attended by the Joint Director Agriculture Extension Mohammad Qasim Gani, representatives of different insurance companies and other senior officers of the Department. Some of the stakeholders virtually participated in the meeting.
Later, the Director visited Lavender Extraction Plant Lalmandi, Srinagar where he interacted with the technical experts of the Plant.
On the occasion, he said that the department is working on a proposal by virtue of which the steps are taken to attract educated youth towards the specialized agriculture activities like the cultivation of aromatic plants, Floriculture, where the extraction of Lavender Oil has shown a great scope of generating employment opportunities.
He asked the concerned officers and technical staff of the extraction unit to adopt the latest technologies in the field of oil extraction so that this enterprise could become more and more remunerative.