State Times News UDHAMPUR: District Development Commissioner, Ravinder Kumar on Tuesday inaugurated one day Kissan Seminar Cum Conference under MIDH 2018-19 at block Ghordi organized by the Horticulture Department. Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar, Chief Horticulture Officer, Brij Vallabh Gupta and other district officers of different departments besides Sarpanchs, Panchs and prominent citizens were present on the occasion. More than 2000 orchardists from different Panchayats of the block participated in the seminar who were made aware about the latest technologies and various welfare schemes in the field of Horticulture. While addressing the farmers, the DDC lauded the tireless efforts of Horticulture department for organizing such seminars which provide a platform to the farmers of the far flung areas to interact with each other. Responding to the demands of the public, the DDC assured them that all their issues would be looked into for an early redressal. He also highlighted various social security schemes viz Pardhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojan, Pardhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Bima Yojana , Saubhagya, Pardhan Mantri Kisan Samaan Nidhi Yojana etc. The DDC instructed the SDM and Tehsildar Ramnagar to camp at Ghordi for two days in a month for disposal of day to day problems of the people. The ADDC and Chief Horticulture Officer, also briefed about various centrally sponsored schemes meant for welfare of farmers community. The Sarpanchs and general public of the area put forth their problems and demands including shortage of paramedical and education staff, uninterrupted power supply, adequate supply of drinking water, speedy construction of Ghordi and other link roads, paucity of drinking water supply in Ghordi Khass etc. The event was also attended by various Government departments like Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, J&K Bank, SBI, Sericulture, Floriculture, Health and Social welfare who organized stalls on various schemes for awareness of the farmers.
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