Srinagar- Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta has taken a strong note of the delay in the setting up of farmer training centres (FTCs) in Jammu and Kashmir and directed the concerned officials to complete the process of allotment of land at the earliest.
Mehta took note of the shortcomings during the 4th Union Territory Level Bankers Committee (UTLBC), as per the minutes of the meeting.
The issue of setting up FTCs in the Jammu and Kashmir divisions respectively by the Jammu and Kashmir Bank (JKB) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB) came up discussion during the UTLBC meeting which was chaired by Union Minister of State of Finance, Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, at the mini-secretariat in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
The participants of the meeting were informed that as per the information received from the Punjab National Bank Memorandum of Understanding cum Agreement for the transfer of land measuring 49 kanals and five marlas for the FTC Jammu has been signed on September 10, 2021.
About setting-up the FTC in Kashmir, the participants were informed that the district administration Pulwama has identified alternate land measuring 60 kanals under survey Nos. 408 min (two kanals 02 marlas) and 409 min (57 kanals 18 marlas) recorded as State land situated in estate Sethergund tehsil Kakapora.
“DDC Pulwama has recommended allotment of land for FTC Kashmir to divisional commissioner Kashmir and allotment order is awaited,” the record note further reveals. (KNO)