Kisan Pakhwada | Director Agriculture Jammu inaugurates Kisan Mela at Akhnoor

JAMMU: Director Agriculture Jammu, Inder Jeet today inaugurated a day long Kisan Mela cum Awareness Camp as a part of "Kisan Pakhwada" at Higher Secondary School, Akhnoor.

SDM Akhnoor, Gopal Singh, BDC Chairman, Baldev Raj, local farmers and others attended the camp amid observance of all necessary preventive protocols regarding COVID-19.

Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers of Agriculture and allied departments to put all out efforts to make this programme a grand success by achieving 100 per cent target of covering all the farmers including those engaged in Dairy Farming, Fisheries, Poultry and Horticulture. He called for mass awareness of farmer welfare schemes with the aim of doubling the Farmers income. He also urged the farmers to take full advantage of the kisan Mela to get registered under Kisan Credit scheme (KCC) on the spot. "Farmers should also use the occasion to acquire full knowledge about latest technological interventions in the field of Agriculture and allied sector and also clear their doubts regarding government schemes", he added.

Later, Director inspected various stalls put up by agriculture, horticulture, animal/sheep husbandry departments and banks as well. These stalls exhibited latest farm machinery, high quality seeds and seedlings, Mushroom, Apiculture and Pamphlets/printed material relating departmental schemes and on the spot processing of KCC.

Director also handed over the 133 new Kisan Credit Cards to the concerned farmers.

Joint Director Agriculture SLUB, Chief Agriculture Officer Jammu, Deputy Director Trainings, DAO (Extension) Jammu, ADO (Vegetable) Jammu, SDAO Akhnoor and field functionaries besides bankers including LDM SBI Jammu, Head JK Bank, Regional Manager JK Grameen Bank, District Coordinator PNB were also present in the camp.

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