Srinagar: The Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today reviewed the progress on the implementation of different Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) and flagship programmes in a meeting held at Lalmandi here.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director instructed the officers to ensure that all the targets under different schemes must be achieved in the set time frame besides that the targets under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (micro- irrigation) are completed in a given time.
While reviewing the expenditures under different centrally sponsored schemes, Chowdhary reiterated and said that every single penny allocated must be utilised for the welfare of farming community and every step needed should be taken in this direction.
Earlier the director was informed about the progress on the implementation and expenditure under different centrally sponsored schemes during the year 2020-21.
The Director asked the participants to aware the farmers of far-flung areas about the latest farmer centric technology related to the development of the agriculture sector.
He exhorted them to evolve farmer friendly schemes, new concepts and innovations by adopting new cropping systems in the potential areas so that the production could be enhanced.
He asked the officers to work in coordination with the representatives of District Development Councils, Panchayats and Block Development Councils so that the programmes and schemes could reach the grass roots level in a more effective, positive manner to boost the rural economy.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Apiculture & Mushroom Development, Joint Director Agriculture Inputs, Joint Director Extension, Joint Director Engineering, Joint Director Farms and Medicinal Plants and Deputy Director Law- Enforcement besides all Chief Agriculture Officers of the department.