Agriculture Minister Mohammad Khalil Bandh said today that improving the economic situation of farmers is the main program of the current government. economy of the state, ”he said during a detailed review of the department’s performance here today. He called on officers and field officials to work with dedication, honesty and sincerity to raise awareness of various technological interventions and farmer welfare programs to produce tangible results in the fields in the form of increased production and income of farmers. The Minister of Agriculture also reviewed the implementation of various social protection programs for farmers and the department’s readiness for the Kharif 2018 harvest season that follows. & K Agro Industries Dev Corporation, Bulesh Zutshi, co-director SLUB, KS Sambyal, co-director of agriculture (inputs), RL Bhagat, co-director of agriculture (extension), Sunil Koul, deputy director of agriculture (training), Directors-General of Agriculture, Sector Heads and other senior officers from the Agriculture Development Department and the Command Area were present on occasion. The minister urged all officers to adhere to the guidelines of the respective CSS and state sector regimes and said he would personally monitor ongoing programs in all districts soon. He added that the current coalition government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is determined to give a boost to agriculture in the state and will make intensive efforts to improve the plight of the farmers and the farming community of the ‘State.
The Minister also reviewed the supply and stock situation of various inputs, including seeds and fertilizers for the current Kharif agricultural season, as well as the progress and achievements during Rabi 2017-18, Prime Ministers Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Prime Ministers Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Card Program of Soil Health (SCHS) and the National Climate Change Adaptation Fund (NAFCC) were also reviewed. The Minister of Agriculture, Vice President J&K Agro-Industries and the team of senior officers inspected various sections located at the Talab-Tillo Agricultural Complex, Jammu, including naturally ventilated greenhouses for the cultivation of vegetables, a floriculture nursery, a seed testing laboratory, pesticide testing Laboratory and soil analysis laboratory. The Minister also inaugurated the work shed and the storage room and inspected the vermicompost units built within the framework of the Center of Excellence for Vegetables. funds and prepare and submit detailed project reports (DPRs) for the development of the agricultural sector, including mechanization, beekeeping and the development of local specialties. has stored over 1,800 qtls of High Yield Variety (HYV) seeds for the current Kharif season, which includes paddy, maize, legumes and forage seeds in all stores in the Jammu division.