Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Tuesday directed concerned authorities to encourage maximum beneficiaries towards dairy, fisheries & other allied farming activities, which could be started easily with a cover of subsidy.
Giving instructions to the officials, the Deputy Commissioner said that a detailed plan should also be chalked out for extension of existing units being run by progressive farmers. The Deputy Commissioner also directed to expedite the process for finalisation of fisheries action plan for 2022-23 as there were over 90 ponds were being run by the individual farmers.
Besides this, more than 180 village ponds are in operation across district with satisfactory production of fishes. The Deputy Commissioner also urged the farmers to come forward for starting this venture as there were different slabs of subsidies.
He directed the officials of fisheries department to launch an extensive drive motivate interested stakeholders towards this allied sector. Directions have also been given for effective implementation of five year plan under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for sustainable harnessing of fisheries to achieve the goal ‘blue revolution’.
Exhorting the people to adopt different activities under national horticulture mission, Jaspreet Singh also directed the officials of Horticulture Department to ensure wide dissemination of information at grassroots level.
He said that the healthy participation of farmers in horticulture sector would pave a way for diversification beside providing remunerative prices for their produces. He also asked the Krishi Vigyan Kendra officials to increase the trainings being imparted for creating self help groups etc. Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) Varinderpal Singh Bajwa and other officers were also present on the occasion.
FIND MODALITIES TO CONVERT GREEN GARBAGE INTO COMPOST: Referring to the issue of a big heap of green garbage dump in the local Sabzi Mandi, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh asked the District Mandi Officer and Deputy Director Horticulture to check the possibilities of conveying this garbage into manure.
He said that the assistance of other line departments could also be taken so that this green garbage was used as manure. He said that a physical visit by the officers concerned should be made to take further steps in this regard.Caption: Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh reviewing the progress in fisheries, horticulture and other allied sectors at DAC on Tuesday.