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Director Agriculture Kashmir Examines Functioning of Anantnag Department

Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal, Director Agriculture Kashmir, chaired a meeting of Officers of Anantnag district today at Dak Bungalow, Dooru, to review the physical and financial progress on the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes, flagship programmes, and CAPEX budget.

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Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal directed the concerned officer to collaborate with the district administration during the implementation of various initiatives at the district level.
Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal directed the concerned officer to collaborate with the district administration during the implementation of various initiatives at the district level.

Various centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs) being implemented by the department were discussed in detail during the meeting, including CAPEX, RKVY, MIDH, ATMA, NFSM, PM KISAN, Soil Health Card Scheme, KISAN Credit Card Scheme, and others.

In his address to the meeting, the Director emphasised to the officers present that every penny allocated for the farmers of Kashmir Division under various centrally sponsored schemes must be used wisely for the welfare of farmers and the development of the farming sector in a timely manner.

He stated that the funds designated for various components must be fully utilised. The Director directed the officers to solicit feedback from farmers on implementing various CSSs.

He urged the officers to work for the betterment of the farming community by adopting an innovative work style.

He emphasised the importance of reducing the use of chemical fertilisers and directed officers to raise farmer awareness of the soil health card scheme. He also directed that farmers use different fertilisers during the cultivation of various agricultural crops in accordance with the recommendations of the soil health card.

Iqbal directed the concerned officer to collaborate with the district administration during the implementation of various initiatives at the district level.

He also asked them to reach out to farmers in remote areas and inform them about the latest farmer-centric technologies in agriculture, as well as work in collaboration with PRI representatives to ensure the successful implementation of various schemes at the grassroots level.

The meeting was attended by Chief Agriculture Officer Ajaz Hussian Dar, Mushroom Development Officer Showkat Hussian Mughal, ASC Syed Ishtiyaq Ahmad, Area Development Officer (Vegetable) Fida Hussian Shah, DL SMS Hilal Ahmad Giri, ASCO Ravi Kumar, SDAO Achabal Abid Ali Khan, SDAO Pahalgam Sanjay Kumar, SMS Pahalgam Gurbakhsh Singh, and other officers/officials.

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