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RAMBAN: Director Agriculture Jammu H. K Razdan on Wednesday visited Banihal and Ramban areas of district Ramban to monitor the implementation of ongoing farmer’s welfare schemes and programmes.
Director Agriculture took a review meeting of officers and field functionaries at Ramban in which he passed on the instructions given by Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai to create awareness among the farmers with respect to various technological advances and outreach to the field to improve this vital sector. He asked the field functionaries to create awareness regarding various ongoing farmers’ welfare schemes and programmes. Implementation and progress of various farmers’ welfare schemes including Soil Health Card Scheme (SCHS), Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Kissan Credit Card Scheme (KCCS), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) were also reviewed. He stressed on diversification and adoption of Integrated Farming System through convergence of different schemes and referred the application of sprinkler and Drip irrigation system to achieve the objective of ‘Per Drop More Crop’ under PMKSY in the Vegetable Production Belt in this regard.
The Director on the occasion also reviewed the DBT in fertilisers and progress in use of POS devices in sale of fertilisers.
Earlier Razdan inspected the Vegetable Improvement Farm, Thathar, Banihal which is the only farm of the Temperate Zone of Jammu Division for the vegetable seed production. He directed the farm staff to make all out efforts to optimise and improve the seeds of vegetables as per seed certification norms.
The meeting at Ramban was also attended by K. K Gupta, Chief Agriculture Officer, Ramban, Subash Sharma, District Agriculture Officer (Extension), Ramban, Ilyas Gattu, ASCO, Ramban, Madan Gopal Singh, SDAO, Ramban, P. K. Nagar, Subject Matter Specialist, K. K. Khuda, SCA, Agriculture Extension Officers, Jr AEOs and AEAs .
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