Srinagar, Sep 6: Emphasising that grievance redressal should be the top priority of the officers, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo Tuesday directed the officers of APD to provide robust extension services to the farmers of Jammu and Kashmir.
He passed on these directions while chairing two separate meetings to discuss the progress on district wise extension plans of Kashmir and Jammu divisions.
The meetings to discuss the district wise extension plans of Kashmir/Jammu divisions were attended by Secretary in Agriculture Production Department, Director General Planning, Agriculture Production Department, Director General, Command Area Development, Kashmir/Jammu along with all District officers, Director General, Planning, AP&FW Department, Director Finance, AP&FW Department, Director Sericulture, J&K, MD, KAIDOL, Director Agriculture, Kashmir/Jammu along with all District Officers.
While chairing the meetings, Atal Dulloo said that grievance redressal of farmers should be the top priority of the officers and extension workers must be actively taking their roles in this regard. He directed the Chief Agriculture Officers to ensure that extension workers are active in the field and are taking grievances of farmers seriously. He said that the workers should go to farmers and meet them regularly and provide prompt solutions to their grievances.
Atal Dulloo directed the officers to visit the fields and see prevalence of any unscientific agriculture practice and encourage farmers to adopt modern techniques in the scientific manner. He said that farmers should be made aware of the modern agriculture practices which increases agricultural output. He said that sustainable agricultural operations and farming practices should be promoted among the farmers which yields positive impacts on the environment, animals, and people.
Atal Dulloo further directed the officers for technology dissemination among farmers and said that improving agricultural productivity depends on technology uptake and utilization. He also said that all these steps should be taken with the intention to provide timely information to farmers on smarter techniques and practices and ensure availability of fertilizers and chemicals.
He also said that farming community should be made aware of the different schemes like CSS, Capex, PM Kisan, Central Sector Schemes launched by the government and it must be ensured that the farmers are taking benefits out of these schemes. He also directed them to include the eligible farmers in the PM Kisan who have been left behind.
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