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Atal Dulloo discusses sponsorship of projects under NABARD funding

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SRINAGAR, JUNE 13: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo, today chaired a meeting at Civil Secretariat to review sponsorship of projects under NABARD funding.

ACS had an overview of ongoing projects under NABARD in different departments. He also held detailed discussion regarding progress achieved, so far, on various projects in agriculture and allied sectors, as well as SKUAST Jammu and Kashmir.

Dulloo also reviewed status of sponsorship of projects to NABARD for 2023-24 besides taking stock of identification of new projects to be submitted to the Finance Department.

On the occasion, ACS approved several projects to be undertaken in the Union Territory under NABARD.

Emphasizing the importance of timely action, Dulloo urged upon the CGM NABARD to prepare a final list of projects and submit it to the finance department as soon as possible.

In a separate meeting, ACS reviewed implementation of e-NAM (National Agriculture Market) in the Union Territory. He assessed the status of registration of farmers, traders and commission agents during discussion with the concerned officers.

Regarding apple marketing, the ACS instructed the Director Horticulture (P&M) to organize a buyer-seller meet prior to the harvesting season. This proactive approach aims to maximize the benefits for stakeholders after the harvest season, he maintained.

Among others the meeting was attended by Director General Command Area Development (CAD) Jammu, Director Sericulture J&K, Director General, Sheep Husbandry Kashmir, Director Sheep Husbandry, Jammu, Director General Planning APD, Director Planning ASH&F/Horticulture, Special Secretary (All) APD, Director Finance APD, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu/Kashmir, Director Horticulture Jammu/Kashmir, Managing Director, Agro Industries Development Corporation Limited, MD HPMC, Director Fisheries, Director CAD Kashmir, Director Agriculture Kashmir/Jammu, CGM NABARD Director Horticulture (P&M), State Coordinator e-NAM, National Coordinator e-NAM, President Fruit and Vegetable Association Parimpora and President Fruit Mandi Narwal Jammu, both in person and through video conferencing.

The outstation participants attended the meeting via video conferencing.

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