The J & K administration has been working hard on the ground for the success of flagship programmes sponsored by the central government. In a recent high level meeting the government was informed that J&K UT had achieved saturation in respect of flagship programmes like Kisan Samman, Kisan Credit Cards and Soil Health Cards.
Officers said that all the schemes regarding agriculture promotion needs to be accorded. Government has asked the departments to work for enhancing the expenditure and seeking of more grants by timely utilization of all the released funds. He asked for making plans that are realistic and goal oriented in terms of their outcomes at the end.
The VC, SKUAST Jammu recently stressed on diversification of crops with focus on One District One Product (ODOP) scheme. He also stated that start ups in agriculture focusing on processing, packaging, marketing and value addition of agricultural produce is the key to turn around the fortunes of farmers. He stressed on decreasing the wastage of agriculture from 30% in the UT to 15% at par to national average.
The government was informed that during the meeting the review of Annual Action Plans (AAP) 2021-22 for National Food Security Mission (NFSM), National Mission on Agriculture Extension (NMAET-ATMA), Rashtriya Krishi VikasYojana was done. In addition the approval of AAP for these central schemes was also given.
Under the proposed action plan for RKVY an amount of Rs 15403.76 lakhs was recommended by the project screening committee. The major activities to be carried out under the plan includes creation of Irrigation facilities, providing vegetable selling vehicles, poly houses, greenhouses, Vermicompost units to farmers.