SRINAGAR- To review the progress made under various components of PM KISAN Nidhi, PM KISAN Maandhan Yojna, the Director Agriculture Kashmir, Choudhary Mohammad Iqbal Tuesday held a virtual meeting of all the Chief Agriculture Officers (CAOs) of Kashmir division.

Addressing the meeting, the Director reiterated the importance of reaching the benefits of these centrally sponsored schemes to each and every farmer at grass roots level. He asked the concerned officers to complete the assignment with respect to PM Kisan Nidhi and PM Kisan Maandhan Yojna.

He asked the concerned Officers to ensure that all the already fixed targets and benchmarks with respect to different centrally sponsored schemes are achieved before the stipulated time frame.

Describing the land conversion of Agricultural land as one of the serious issues confronting the agriculture sector, the Director asked the concerned CAOs to submit a comprehensive report in this regard on priority basis.

A detailed exchange of ideas took place between the participants on the affective and time bound implementation of different centrally sponsored schemes including Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna, National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture, National Mission of Agriculture Extension and Technology, National Food Security Mission, Soil Health Card Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Senchayee Yojana, PM-Kissan and other schemes.

The meeting was attended by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Sheikh Shahid Iqbal, Chief Agriculture officers of Kashmir division and Chief Technical Officer Sheikh Farhan.

Later, the Director Agriculture inaugurated an awareness programme on cultivation and processing of High value aromatic crops in Jammu & Kashmir which was organized by Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Branch Srinagar.


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