Richpal Chairs Kissan District Advisory Board Meeting at Anantnag

Srinagar – A meeting of Kissan Advisory Board Anantnag was held today at Dak Bungalow Khannabal, under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans . Rachpal Singh.

The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag . Farooq Ahmad Shah while given the details of the achievements made under the agricultural and allied sectors informed the Chairman and Members of the Board that against Rs 98 lakh expenditure of Rs 41.36 lakh has been made under District Plan allocation up to ending September 2012.

The meeting was also told that out of total agricultural land area of 43291 hectares of Anantnag district, 24500 hectares have been brought under paddy cultivation, 12890 hectares under maize, 3292 hectares under vegetables, 2458 hectares under pulses during the current year.

The Vice Chairman issued the instructions to the concerned officers for taking remedial measures for mitigating the problems of the farmers of the district. He also directed the officers of Horticultural Department for providing high density apple plants to the orchardists under technology to improve the production quality although Dachnipora side has become apple area.

The Vice Chairman issued instructions to the Agricultural officers for preparation and issuance of Kissan Credit Cards to left over farmers as early as possible and also to get the enforcement wing activates so that sale of spurious fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides is stopped.

Instructions were also issued to Rural Development Department for maintenance of irrigation canals and construction of Check Dams for provision of irrigation facilities to farming community under MGNREGA schemes.

The District Lead Bank Officer, Anantnag was directed to ensure hassle free loan facilities to the farmers and orchardists for establishing their income generating units, as no guarantee is required up to the loan of Rs one lakh as per guidelines.

The meeting was among other attended by General Secretary Kissan Advisory Board . G. N. Mir, all line district officers, members of Kissan Advisory Board of Anantnag district.

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