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RAMBAN: Department of Agriculture on Thursday organised a Block level Kissan Mela at Ghandhri Block of district Ramban in which more than 100 farmers participated and were made aware about various flagship programmes and key projects of the department with the aim to double the farmers’ income by 2022.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Ramban K.K Gupta discussed many flagship programmes as well and assured the farmers that all the schemes will reach at your doorstep.
He told the farmers that PMKSY launched in 2015-16 in which we have accelerated the irrigation benefits by providing ‘ Har Khet ko Pani ‘ and ‘Per Drop More Crop’ to we provide water harvesting structures, water lifting irrigation sets, HDPE pipes etc. on subsidised rates to the farmers.
Each and every farmer will be benefitted with Kissan Credit Card Scheme and Soil Health Card Scheme.
Every farmer can have soil tested from district soil testing laboratory which is free of cost.
It will surely boost the crop growth and yield as well after getting information regarding nutritive status of the soil.
During the camp farmers also raised various localised issues regarding availability of farm machineries, loan disbursement from various banks, quality seed and fertilisers etc. with timely availability of the same. Chief Agriculture Officer patiently penned down all the demands to timely redress the issues raised by the farm community.
Sub-Divisional Agriculture Officer, Ramban Madan Gopal Singh, K.K Koul, Agriculture Extension Officer, Agriculture Extension Officer Ramban, Umesh Gupta, Agriculture Extension Officer Chanderkote, Anil Peer and Agriculture Extension Assistant, Jagdish Singh Bali and Surinder Singh were the Resource Persons of the programme.
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