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ACS reviews status of Agriculture Apex Monitoring Dashboard

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JAMMU: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo, today chaired a meeting to review progress on Agriculture Apex Monitoring Dashboard for Agriculture-allied projects.

Enumerating the benefits of the dashboard, Dulloo exhorted upon the developers and the departments to work in a ‘Mission Mode’ so that the module would be dedicated timely to the targeted beneficiaries associated with farming and other agriculture-allied sector activities.

ACS set timelines for developing the online reporting, monitoring, and analysis dashboard for projects which were already cleared by the Apex Committee. He said that the Agriculture Production Department is mulling over developing a skill plan under which Learning Management System (LMS) and offline courses would be important elements. 

Earlier, a presentation was delivered wherein the progress on the Dashboard was given.

Dulloo asked the concerned heads of the departments to clear all the queries flagged by the developers so that the remaining projects would be finished within given timelines. He also suggested that the dashboard should be linked with banks as the interface with banks is a must so that the beneficiary would know the status of his pending application for a loan or any other purpose.

He reiterated that the monitoring dashboard would be one among the several unprecedented interventions of the government towards transforming agriculture and allied sectors in J&K and these 29 projects are a part of that initiative.

The meeting also deliberated upon several monitorable indicators of 29 projects envisaging transformation of agriculture and allied sectors in J&K. These included the development of seed and seed multiplication chain, promotion of niche crops in J&K, promotion of vegetables and exotic vegetables under open and projected cultivation, strengthening of agriculture marketing, promotion of beekeeping and nutri cereals (Millets).

Among others, the meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary, Information Technology, Prerna Puri, Secretary in APD, Executive Officer, JKeGA, Director Sericulture J&K, Director Agriculture Jammu/Kashmir, Director Horticulture Jammu/Kashmir, Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu/Kashmir, Directory Animal Husbandry Jammu/Kashmir, Managing Director JKHPMC, State Informatics Officer NIC, Technical Officers APD, a representative from J&K Bank, Projects Leads of Technical Working Groups (TWGs), IT Experts besides representatives of SKUAST-K, Animal Husbandry, IT and concerned departments attended the meeting in person and through virtual mode.

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