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Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura conducts extensive tour of Reasi district

Inaugurates Automatic Absorption Spectrophotometric (AAS) unit; Reviews Agriculture, Sericulture sectors

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Reasi , 04 Dec 2017

Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura today conducted extensive tour of various areas of the district and reviewed status of implementation of several schemes under Agriculture and Sericulture sectors.The Minister was accompanied by Director Agriculture Jammu, H. K. Razdan, Director Sericulture, Mir Tariq Ali, Director CAD, Jitender Singh, ADC Reasi Babu Ram, Chief Agriculture officer Reasi, Vinod Dhar, Dy project officer CSS Reasi, Rimash Kumar Khosa and other senior officers of concerned departments.On the occasion, the Minister inaugurated Automatic Absorption Spectrophotometric (AAS) unit in Soil Testing Lab established to facilitate the farmers with modern methods of soil testing. He also inspected various blocks of the soil testing Lab and took stock of working of various units.During his visit to Seed Multiplication Farm at Granwala, the Minister was informed that a total of 11 acre of land is being cultivated under various crops here including Pulses, Wheat and other seasonal varieties.The Minister also visited Mushroom cultivation Centre at Granwala where he was briefed about various stages of Mushroom cultivation and facilities being provided to farmers to promote its production in the district.

The Minister, during his visit to departmental Nursery of Sericulture department at Granwala, had a detailed review of production and facilities available there.Meanwhile, Hanjura conducted review meeting of officers of Agriculture and Sericulture departments and took stock of various schemes being implemented by the departments in Reasi and Ramban districts.During the meeting, the Minister was informed that around 12 schemes have been initiated by the department in the twin districts which inter alia include National Mission on Agriculture Extension and Technology (NMAET), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana (RKYY), National Mission on Oilseed and oil Palm (NMOOP), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY).Hanjura directed concerned officers that schemes initiated by the department should extend optimum benefit to the people so that goal of doubling the farmer’s income would be achieved by 2022.He also directed officers to conduct regular awareness programmes in far flung and rural areas to educate farmers about the schemes of the department.It was informed that district level exhibitions will be conducted in every district soon.The Minister exhorted upon the concerned officers to complete the ongoing works within the fixed time frame.


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