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Director Agriculture reviews the functioning of the Department

Jammu, February 28 | Director Agriculture Jammu, Inder Jeet convened a review meeting of the officers of Doda District here and took stock of various ongoing farmer’s welfare schemes and programmes.

Chief Agriculture Officer, Doda, Shahid Iqbal; Assistant Soil Chemist Doda, Sudhir Singh Chib; SDAO, Pranoo, Sushil Rattan Sharma; SDAO Thathri, Haroon; Subject Matter Specialists; Agriculture Extension Officers; AEAs were present on the occasion besides others.

On the occasion, Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers and field functionaries to create massive awareness regarding various ongoing farmers’ welfare schemes and programmes. He directed the field staff to strive hard for 100% completion of all the targets fixed under Kissan Credit Card Scheme (KCCS) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna (PM-KISAN) and it was informed by Chief Agriculture Officer, Doda that more than 80% of the target has already been achieved under the schemes till date. 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 under execution.

While taking the component-wise review of the progress of various Centrally Sponsored (CSS) and CAPEX Budget, Director asked the officers to ensure maximum achievement at the earliest and also instructed the staff to follow the guidelines and norms while implementing various farmers’ welfare schemes and ensure the involvement of PRI members in the selection of beneficiaries. He stressed for development of model farming cluster in every panchayat to promote mushroom cultivation, Bee Keeping, Protected Vegetable growing with special focus on organic farming. Director Agriculture instructed the officers to make the Mobile Soil Testing Lab and Plant Health Clinic fully functional.

Earlier while inspecting office of CAO and other subordinate offices located at district headquarter Doda, Inder Jeet directed the officers to maintain work culture and ensure the punctuality with increased mobility in the field for better implementation of various farming welfare schemes.

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