Jammu – The Department of Agriculture in coordination with the CAPD Department and FCI, have made arrangements at 13 locations in the districts of Kathua, Samba and Jammu for the procurement of Paddy during Kharief Marketing Season 2012-13.
This was disclosed during a field visit by Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Shaleen Kabra.
He also takes stock of the arrangements for procurement made by the Directorate of Agriculture Jammu at the Centres set up at Chano Chak and Gajansoo in Jammu. While expressing satisfaction over the provision of requisite infrastructure at these locations, like winnowing fan, weighing machines, hand stitching machine, tarpaulins etc. already provided at these centres by the Department of Agriculture Jammu, he enjoined upon the officers to work in close coordination with all concerned agencies to ensure maximum procurement during the season so that the farmers are benefitted.
Responding to the problems highlighted by the farmers regarding procedure pertaining to procurement and payment to farmers etc., Kabra directed the officers of the Department to keep a complete record including the quantity of grains procured/rejected on daily basis so that the daily data can be made available online at the directorate level so as to ensure maximum procurement and quick redressal of operational problems. He also assured the farmers to take up all their problems at the government level.
Director Agriculture Jammu . Ajay Khajuria who was accompanying the Commissioner Secretary APD, briefed about the various arrangements made by the department in establishing the procurement centres in different districts of Jammu division in coordination with FCI and CAPD departments. He informed that while harvesting of the crop was in full swing in Kathua district, it was expected to pick up in Samba and Kathua districts shortly.
Later Kabra also inspected various demonstrations of vegetables and other crops in the area laid out by the farmers with the help of Agriculture Department. Joint Director Agriculture Extension Dr S S Jamwal, Joint Director Inputs. Sushil Sani, Chief Agriculture Officer Jammu. Jatinder Sharma and other officers of the Department were also present.
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