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Reviews implementation of CSS in Bandipora

SRINAGAR: To review the physical and financial progress on the implementation of centrally sponsored schemes and CAPEX budget in district Bandipora, Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal today chaired a meeting of senior officers at Bandipora.

While addressing the meeting Director highlighted the importance of effective and timely utilization of funds for the welfare and wellbeing of the farming community.

He asked the officers to maintain the highest levels of accountability and transparency during all the levels of expenditures and submit the utilization certificate immediately on all the schemes.

While talking about the different initiatives of the department, he impressed upon the officers to put in all the efforts for the successful implementation of farmers-friendly schemes. He asked the officers to evolve new concepts and innovations by adopting new cropping systems in the potential areas so that productivity could be enhanced.

Chowdhury asked the officers to reach out to the farmers of the far-flung areas and make them aware of the latest farmers-centric technologies related to the development of the Agriculture sector.

Director Agriculture marked the role of Panchayat Raj institutions and asked the officers to work in close coordination with the representatives of PRIs, block development councils, and district development councils so that different Centrally sponsored schemes(CSS) and flagship programmes could reach the grass root level in a more effective manner and contribute to the transformation of the rural economy.

Earlier, Director Agriculture was apprised of the expenditures and progress on the implementation of different centrally sponsored schemes at the grassroots level.

Chief Agriculture officer, Bandipora, Mujtaba Yahya, District Agriculture officers, Sub-divisional and Zonal officers were among others present in the meeting.

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