Commr/Secy APD reviews Centrally sponsored schemes

SRINAGAR: To review the progress on centrally sponsored schemes like RKVY and other schemes, Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production Department (APD), Mohammad Ashraf Bukhari conducted a meeting of all Agriculture & allied heads of departments here today.

Director Agriculture, Kashmir and other Heads of all allied departments attended the meeting, which include Director Agriculture Jammu, Director Horticulture Kashmir/Jammu, Director Sericulture, Director Horticulture Planning & Marketing, Director Animal Husbandry, Director Command Area Development Department Kashmir/Jammu, Director Floriculture & representatives of SKUAST-Kashmir & Jammu. Besides, Joint Director Agriculture (Extension/Inputs/Engineering) Mushroom coordinator also attended the meeting.

Commissioner Secretary, APD while reviewing the progress on implementing of Centrally Sponsored Schemes impressed upon the officers to get strategic inputs from down blow and develop a monitoring and evaluation system to reach out maximum population. He impressed that at least 60 percent of the targets should be achieved within a couple of months.

On this occasion Director Horticulture informed that 20 hectares of land has been brought under high density variety of Apples and area under high density planting will be increased.

Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, instructed Director Agriculture Kashmir to conduct a revised survey of area under different crops of Kashmir Division by utilizing the services of field functionaries at circle level. He urged upon the officers to make double efforts to submit their projects within stipulated time and implement the schemes more efficiently, so that there is an impact at ground level.

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