District Advisory Board Meeting Held

Ganderbal, Sept 22: To facilitate the farmers of district, a meeting of Ganderbal District Advisory Board for Development of Kisans was held today in the Dak Bungalow Manasbal-Ganderbal under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, Thakur Rachpal Singh. Besides, the District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Mr. Showkat Ahmad Mir, all District Officers of Agriculture and allied departments including officers from Employment, Lead Bank were present in the meeting.

District Advisory Board members and prominent farmers of the area were also present in the meeting. The problems confronted by the farming community of the district were discussed at length in the meeting. On spot directions were issued to the concerned officers for taking remedial measures for mitigating the problems of the farmers.

The Vice Chairman instructed the Executive Engineer Irrigation for formulation of proposal for provision of lift irrigation facilities at various places as demanded by the orchardists.

He also issued instructions to the District Development Commissioner for directing the Command Area Officer for construction of irrigation approach drains in the areas, where water scarcity is prevalent.

The Lead Bank Officer was directed to get all the cases cleared for grant of loan pending in different banks of the district.

Instructions were issued to Chief Agriculture Officer for preparation and issuance of Kisan Credit Cards to farmers as early as possible. He alongwith District Horticulture Officer was instructed to prepare of Soil Health Cards and Soil Testing Laboratory in the district besides activating Enforcement Wing so that sale of spurious fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides is get rid of.

Instructions were also issued for maintenance of irrigation canals and construction of Check dams for provision of irrigation facilities to farming community.

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