Kupwara, June 25 (GNS): Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Ansul Garg today convened a meeting of all concerned officers to discuss the arrangements being put in place to observe ‘Kissan Pakhwada’ from July 7 to July 21, this year.
It was given out in the meeting that the objective of ‘Kissan Pakhwada’ is to increase flow of advances in the agriculture sector and double the income of farmers by way of their involvement in agricultural related welfare schemes like KCC, PM-KISAN, RKVY and other schemes.
The Deputy Commissioner stressed upon all stakeholders to play a proactive role for making Kissan Pakhwada a successful mission in the district and ensure cent percent coverage of farmers including that belonging to Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries sectors under the purview of centrally sponsored PM Kissan and KCC schemes.
He also asked for launching of massive awareness regarding the Pakhwada and the schemes including new technologies of cultivation besides removing the bottlenecks in obtaining loans against KCC from different financial institutions.
The Deputy Commissioner asked Additional Deputy Commissioners and Sub Divisional Magistrates of the district to hold separate meetings in their areas to sensitise all field functionaries and PRIs and ensure that all farmers are covered during the Kissan Pakhwada.
Lead Bank manager Kupwara was directed to ensure that all bank branches of the district have proper hoardings, literatures regarding various schemes available and ensure that branches are disposing favourably loan applications available within a stipulated time frame so that a substantial credit is approved and disbursed before or during Kissan Pakhwada.
The DC urged upon all the stakeholders to follow guidelines and SOPs related to COVID-19 while carrying out activities related to the campaign.
Among others the meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Handwara, ACR, JD Planing, Chief Agriculture officer, Chief Horticulture Officer, AD Fisheries, Lead Bank manager DIO and other concerned officers. (GNS)