EC Agriculture Leh reviews finalization of CAPEX budget 2019-20

Leh: The Executive Councilor for Agriculture PhunchokStanzin Thursday convened a meeting of Councilors with HODs of Agriculture, Horticulture, Command Area Development and Soil Conservation departments to finalize the draft CAPEX budget 2019-20 and revised estimate 2018-19.
Stanzin said Council is giving top priority to lead the agriculture sector of Leh towards organic farming and to substitute chemical fertilizer with compost manure, Council has proposed Rs. 10 lacs in CAPEX budget 2019-20. Likewise, Council is introducing some new schemes on trial basis including the introduction of horticulture plants in Changthang region, development of pasture land in Changthang and Lingshet-Photoksar area. To cover maximum farmers under various subsidy-based schemes under Agriculture, Horticulture, Command Area and Soil Conservation sectors, Council has increased the quantity of all the schemes including Chainlink, Green House Polythene, machine and tools etc in CAPEX budget 2019-20.
Stanzin further said the budget is designed to encourage cash crops like rajma, bug wheat, apple and apricot, mushroom, floriculture etc.
Councillors also gave valuable suggestions and feedbacks to strengthen the Agriculture sector and in one vice demanded additional funds in this sector.
Councilor Skyu- Markha Sonam Norboo, Councilor Sumoor Rigzin Lundup, Councilor IgooTseringPaldan, Councilor Lingshet Sonam Dorjey, Councilor TangtseTashiNamgail, Nominated Councilor Rev. Sonam Chospel, Chief Agriculture Officer Leh TashiTsethan, Chief Horticulture Officer TsewangPunchok, Dy. Director Command Area Development Leh RavindarThaploo and Divisional Soil Conservation Officer Leh TundupDorjey attended the meeting.

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