Progress of Agriculture
There is special focus of J&K administration of Agriculture and Horticulture sectors and they have taken a lot of review meetings at the department level and at the district levels.
Recently DDC Anantnag reviewed progress of Agriculture & Allied Sectors. He stressed modern intervention, capacity building programmes, Crop diversification, proper storage & marketing.
He stated that Agriculture is a multi sectoral activity and requires collaboration at all levels. He added that concerned departments have to work in a coordinated manner and as a team unit to achieve the desired results.
He urged the officers that for the revival of the agriculture sector, adoption of new initiatives and modern interventions are necessary.
He stressed switching from traditional plantation to high-density plantation besides organizing capacity building programmes for farmers and adopting best practices aimed at modernizing and making agri activities more sustainable and environment friendly.
Reviewing the scheme wise progress in agriculture, the chair was informed that expenditure of Rs 1.68 crores has been booked in this financial year. While Rs 1.02 crores has been disbursed under District CAPEX, substantial expenditure has also been incurred under PMKSY, Sub Mission on Agri Mechanization and Soil Health Card–NMSA.
He emphasized that agriculture and allied activities are a major avenue for employment generation. CAO was directed to ensure registration of organic clusters in the district and to take steps for increasing production of Mushkabudji.