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Advisor Bhatnagar chairs 48th-51st AGMs of JKAIDC

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Asks officers to employ latest technological interventions in the corporation

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today chaired the 48th-51st Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of Jammu and Kashmir Agro Industries Development Corporation Limited (JKAIDCL) at Civil Secretariat here.

The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo; Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring Department, Raghav Langar; Secretary in APD, Shabnam Kamili; MD JKAIDCL, Director Agriculture Jammu/Kashmir, Director Horticulture Jammu/Kashmir, Director Animal Husbandry Jammu/Kashmir, representative of Ministry of Agriculture, GoI, representative of NABARD and other senior officers of the department both in person and through video conferencing.

During the AGMs, detailed deliberations were held on different aspects of the corporation besides the audit reports of financial years 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 were also discussed in detail.

Speaking during the meeting, Advisor Bhatnagar reiterated that the corporation has been established with the objective of providing post-harvest infrastructure, quality agriculture inputs, machinery, and marketing support to farmers of J&K and therefore it should be our endeavour to provide every possible support and facilitation to our farmers.

He impressed upon the officers of the corporation to make their presence felt at block and district levels to facilitate the farmers’ fraternity. The Advisor also enjoined upon the management of the corporation to employ all the latest technological interventions being utilised by the food processing industries so that the corporation can be made more viable and profitable He also asked the officers of the corporation to hold regular awareness camps as well as interactions with the farming community at the Panchayat level with the involvement of PRI representatives so that maximum people are benefitted.

The AGMs on the occasion adopted directors report and the audited accounts of the Corporation for the Financial Years 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19.

Meanwhile, members of the AGM also directed the management of the corporation to submit the audited accounts of pending years before the CAG as early as possible.

The members also asked them to prepare a business plan for the next 10 years for the viability and development of the corporation.

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