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Agriculture Production department concludes Divisional level trainings

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5273 Officers imparted training under Holistic Agriculture Development Programme

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 5: The Agriculture Production department in second leg of the mammoth task of human resource development of officers of Agriculture and allied departments across the Union Territory, concluded its Divisional level training programme under the newly launched Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP).

The HADP aims to be a turning point in the Agri-economy of the UT whereby Rs 5013 crore shall be infused over next the 5 years through 29 interventions/projects, which were proposed by Apex committee constituted by the UT Government, headed by Mangla Rai, Former DG-ICAR. As per the estimates of the committee the Agricultural GDP in the UT is all set to increase from 37559 crore to 65701 crore by next 5 years. Besides, the 29 interventions are set to create around 19000 new enterprises in agriculture sector besides an additional 2.8 lakh job.

For grounding of these 29 interventions, an equally matching Holistic Human Resource Development Programme was conceptualised.

Agriculture production department devised a two pronged strategy whereby firstly all the gazetted and non-gazetted employees from Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries, Sericulture departments besides SKUAST-J/K, JKHPM, JKHPMC and JK Agro Industries will be trained in three phases viz; UT Level, Divisional level and District level. Secondly, a massive farmers orientation programme shall be launched from 24th April onwards whereby all the farmers of the UT shall be apprised of the 29 interventions by the employees of the departments which by then would have been trained

This capacity building programme, which is first of its kind in the Union territory, was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, with UT Level trainings in the month of January on 6th onwards for three consecutive days in first phase. Under this, around 600 officers from Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries, Sericulture departments besides SKUAST-J/K, JKHPM, JKHPMC and JK Agro Industries participated.

In Second phase, starting from 11th January 2023, the trainings were organised in both the divisions at four locations namely SKUAST-Jammu, SKUAST-Kashmir, Department of Agriculture, Jammu and Department of Agriculture, Kashmir. A total of 171 resource persons drawn from SKUAST-Jammu, SKUAST-Kashmir and Developmental departments undertook the mission of imparting trainings to officers from line departments.

The trainings were held in 58 sessions over 17 days starting from 11th January till 3rd February 2023. A total of 5273 participants from developmental departments under APD undertook the training under various sessions.

In third phase of the trainings, district level trainings shall be organised from 6th February onwards till 10th April 2023 in all the twenty districts of the UT. A total of 580 training sessions shall be held in which trainings to all the Gazetted and non- gazetted employee of line departments in the districts shall be imparted.

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