Jammu | : A NABARD comprising AGM Jammu Sonika Rana, Project Manager CSA Mumbai, Ravi Parmar & Asstt. Manager FSDD Mumbai, Robinson reviewed the status of the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC), a flagship program of the Government of India (GOI) at Block Bhalwal here Saturday.
Chief Agriculture Officer Jammu, Dr. Arvind Kr. Baru, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Marh, Dr. Ashwani Kumar Jojra, Prog. Officer JDA Ext., Dr. Sanjay Dhar and other staff members of Zone Bhalwal attended the meeting. Other officers present on the occasion included Dr. Sarvjeet Singh, Dr. Vijay Koul, Dr. Vinod Sharma, Dr. Anshu Banotra & Dr. Rajeev Sharma.
AEO Bhalwal, Dr. Vandana Kotwal welcomed the team on behalf of the Zonal staff and briefed the team about the project.
AGM NABARD Jammu Sonika Rana, while addressing the beneficiaries assured that with the active support of NABARD & guidance of the Department of Agriculture the objective of the project will be achieved in a time bound manner.
Chief Agriculture Officer Jammu Dr. Baru interacted with the field staff and advised them to work on mission mode to address the farmers’ issues on priority.
The team visited different villages of the block Bhalwal covered under the NAFCC Project. The visiting team inspected different works executed under the project like Vermicompost units, Borewells, Dairy as well as Poultry units etc. The team also inspected the under construction Soil Testing laboratory being set up under the NAFCC Project at Bhalwal. On completion, this laboratory will facilitate the farmers of the area in the Soil testing process. Around 10-15 thousands Farming Families will be directly benefitted from this Soil Testing Laboratory.
Meanwhile, the visiting team also inspected the community Borewell at Village Marjali, which is catering to irrigation requirements of almost 50-60 families.
The team also interacted with the concerned PRIs, who applauded the role of the Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in dissemination of latest farming technologies & motivating the farmers to adopt useful innovations for mitigation of adverse effects of Climate Change on crop production.