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Jain reviews implementation of farmers welfare schemes

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Mar 20: Financial Commissioner (FC), Agriculture Production Department, Pramod Jain chaired meeting of field and sectoral officers to review the working and implementation of  various farmers welfare schemes in the Jammu Division.
Director Agriculture Jammu A K Malhotra, Joint Director of Agriculture, Inputs Jammu, K. S. Sambyal, Joint Director of Agriculture Extension, Jammu H. K. Razdan, Chief Agriculture Officers of all the districts and sectoral officers attended the meeting.
Jain directed the officers to resolve the issues of uncovered beneficiaries of the Kissan Credit Cards to ensure 100% coverage of farmers by the end of April 2017.  He added that every administrative unit should be subjected to one administrative inspection once in a year. He also asked the officers to prepare a calendar of extension activities, farmers trainings, Kisan Melas and Farmers Awareness Camps in all the 26 Agriculture Sub-Divisions of Jammu Division.
He called upon all the executing officers to remain abreast with the procedures or standard methodology to be adopted for implementation of the State and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. In this context, he asked them to update themselves regarding the latest guidelines of the schemes. He added that the timeline as envisaged in the guidelines has to be adhered to by all the implementing officers so that the work should not suffer due to slow progress.
While reviewing the functioning of Seed Multiplication Farms including Potato Farms, Jain directed to submit the status report regarding production and productivity of these farms for the last seven years.
It was also stressed upon all the Chief Agriculture Officers for preparing the complete data-base as per required format of all the farmers for implementing Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme (DBT) with Adhaar, mobile numbers and bank accounts for schemes involving cash transfer from the next financial year.
He added that the grievances and complaints should be addressed properly and there should be a proper system put in place for regular registration, follow up and monitoring of their disposal.
The various agenda points discussed include regular submission and monitoring of tour diaries of the field staff and controlling officers, regular administrative inspections, calendar of extension activities/training, DPC of gazetted/non-gazetted staff, working of the farms, status of Women Food Security Groups, KCC Status, status of assets and condemnation of non-operating vehicles and machinery, review of the functioning of Potato Seed Multiplication Farms etc.

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