Crescent Kashmir

Secretary reviews progress on establishment of grain stores under “World’s Largest Grain Storage Project”

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Asks officers to adhere to set parameters while finalizing locations

JAMMU, FEBRUARY22: Secretary Cooperative Department, Babila Rakwal, today convened a meeting to review progress on land identification for establishment of grain stores under Centre Government’s ambitious initiative “World Largest Grain Storage Project” in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir here at Civil Secretariat.

The meeting was informed that a total of 56 land  locations have been identified  in sixteen districts, so far, including  3 in Jammu, 1 in Samba, 5 each in Kishtwar, Kathua, Shopian, Poonch Kulgam and Doda, 2 in Udhampur, 4 in Budgam, 3 in Pulwama, 1 each in Srinagar, Reasi, Ganderbal, Anantnag and Rajouri.

Regarding the remaining locations to be identified for raising these grain stores, the Secretary exhorted  upon the  concerned officers to ensure that the same is done within a week’s. She said that no delay would be tolerated in execution of such prestigious projects as this badly affects the development  process.

The Secretary asked the concerned officers to personally visit the locations for finalizing the same for the store keeping in view all the parameters set under the guidelines for the project implementation. She further instructed all the Deputy Registrars to ensure identification of minimum of seven locations in their jurisdictions with emphasis on selection of far flung areas for maximum benefit to the common masses.

Among others the meeting was attended  by  Registrar  Cooperative Societies, Special Secretary Cooperative, Director  Finance  Cooperative, Additional  Secretary  Cooperative, Joint Registrar Banking  and Finance, Deputy  Registrars and other concerned officials in person  and virtually.

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