Doda : Deputy Commissioner Doda Harvinder Singh, on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the achievements under the Agriculture and allied Sectors, besides the implementation of the Holistic Agriculture Development Program (HADP) by the Agriculture and allied departments.
The DC reviewed the progress under ATMA, SMAM, PMDP/MIDH, NFSM, PKVY, Rain fed Area Development and Capex, besides, HADP.
Key departments, including Fisheries, Agriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry, were focal points of discussion.
The District heads provided detailed insight into agriculture development schemes, highlighting their advantages.
The Deputy Commissioner asked each implementing department to achieve 70 percent targets by the end of November 2023. Further, the discussion centered on increasing the production of Geographical Indication (GI) tagged Rajma and creating a laboratory for its certification.
Detailed discussions ensued on farmers’ welfare schemes, with the Deputy Commissioner asking the stakeholder departments to furnish the list of progressive farmers. Further interactions involved assessing progress made in promotion of lavender farming and reviewing the profitable utilisation of overproduction in milk in the district. The sheep husbandry department’s performance in mutton and poultry production was also discussed.
The meeting was attended by the officers and officials of stakeholder departments and officers of banks. The meeting was also virtually attended by branch managers of the bank from across the district. DC emphasized synchronised efforts for holistic development and self-reliance of the district in the food grains, vegetables, cereals, pulses, mutton, poultry products, egg production, and other Agro products.