Kisan Credit Cards coverage camp held at Batote

Batote: To educate farmers about various Agriculture related Government programmes besides ensuring 100% saturation of Kisan Credit Cards (KCC), series of camps were held across Batote as a part of the the Kisan Pakwada.
Today the programme was held in Batote block on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Nazim Zai Khan.
The programme was presided over by the Block Development Council (BDC) Chairperson, Batote, Rajeshwar Kumar and Subject Matter Specialist (SMS), Ashwani Kumar Jojra conducted the proceedings.
The BDC, Chairperson appealed the farmers to maintain liaison with all the departments to avail maximum benefit of all departmental schemes and ensure 100 percent KCC coverage.
He directed all the departments to intensify mass awareness in their work areas regarding farmers’ welfare schemes like KCC, PM Kisan, Pardhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana, Soil Health Card Scheme, Organic Farming and others to achieve the target of doubling the income of farmers by 2022.
Sarpanchs, Panchs and farmers from adjoining areas participated in the camp with strict observance of Covid protection SOPs.
The camp was attended by Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO) Ramban R.K Hitashi, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr. Satvir Raina, Chief Horticulture Officer, V.K Gupta, AD Fishery, Bharat Bhushan, LDM Shakeel Ahmed, Cluster Head JK Bank, Vijay Kumar, Regional SMS, Sanjay Verma, DAO, Dr. Ashwani Sharma, SDAO, R.C Pandoh, SMS, Bharat Bushan and AG&MO Horticulture, Sunil Bakshi besides disseminated information related to various Government schemes of their departments which are meant for the welfare of the farmers.
Speaking on the occasion, the CAO said that the Kisan Pakhwada aims at reaching out to farmer and establishing a contact with the administration. He said that the aim for observing Kisan Pakwada is to ensure 100% coverage of the farmers under KCC in the district so that they can avail low-interest loan.
Meanwhile, Kisan Credit cards were also handed over to several progressive farmers of the area to help them secure timely credit at reasonable interest in a hassle-free manner.

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