Funds allocated must be utilized for the development of Agriculture sector: Director Agriculture

Kashmir Times. Dated: 1/4/2022 12:19:50 AM

Srinagar ,January 03 : The Director Agriculture Kashmir,
Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today in a meeting of senior officers
reviewed the physical/financial progress on the implementation of
centrally sponsored schemes and Capex budget.
On the occasion, Scheme wise/ district wise expenditures on various
centrally sponsored schemes were reviewed.
The Director highlighted the importance of effective and timely
utilization of funds for the welfare and wellbeing of the farming
He said every single penny allocated must be utilized for the
development of the agriculture sector and for the benefit of the
farming community. He also instructed the concerned officers to submit
the utilization certificates immediately on all schemes.
Iqbal impressed upon the officers of departmental farms to make
efforts for the optimum utilization of these departmental assets.
‘Department will have to make 2.90 crores of seedlings available to
the farming community in the upcoming season and as a team, we will
overcome this challenge’, he added.
The meeting discussed the progress on the implementation of centrally
sponsored schemes including PM Kissan, Soil Health card scheme,
Registration of Bee Keepers on Madhu Kranti portal, Registration of
new FPOs etc in detail and instruction regarding various issues were
passed on to the concerned officers.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Agriculture Extension,
Joint Director Agriculture Inputs, Joint Director Agriculture Farms,
Joint Director Apiculture and Mushroom, Joint Director Agriculture
engineering, Joint Director Marketing, Deputy Director Planning, all
Chief Agriculture Officers and other senior officers of the



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