Kishtwar : As a part of ongoing Kissan Pakwada in the district, District Development Commissioner, Rajinder Singh Tara, today inaugurated Kisan Mela at TRC Mughal Maidan.The event, organised by the Agriculture Department in collaboration with Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and other allied departments, witnessed participation of more than 400 farmers, orchadists and common masses.In the mela, stalls were installed by different departments showcasing various schemes implemented by them. The district officers from various departments educated the participants about various schemes implemented by their respective departments besides distributing pamphlets, posters, leaflets, handouts and related literature on government schemes.DDC along with Director Horticulture Ram Sevak inspected the stalls installed by various departments displaying their products, tools, booklets, posters and other printed works highlighting the centrally sponsored schemes in agriculture and allied sectors.Meanwhile, 300 KCC cards were distributed among the farmers on the spot besides 1000 KCC application forms were also distributed among the participating farmers .While addressing the gathering, Director Horticulture informed that owing to the high potential of developing horticulture sector in kishtwar few days back empanelled agencies visited the district to conduct a study of Ultra high density plantations projects in different areas of the district.
DDC asked the PRI members to act a bridge between the people and the government in dessimination of information about pro-farmer centrally sponsored and other schemes meant for upliftment of the farmers. He asked the field functionaries of all the concerned departments to motivate and educate the farmers to avail benefits of KCC, PM-KISAN scheme and other schemes at their door steps in these 14 days of Kissan Pakhwara. He asked to ensure 100 percent saturation of the farmers under KCC and PM Kisan so that the aim of this ongoing KISSAN Pakhwara is met in letter and spirit.He lauded the Agriculture, Horticulture and other departments for organising such massive awareness camps in far flung areas amid challenging times due to COVID-19.Meanwhile, DDC along with Director Horticulture visited Model Orchard cum Nursery at Dambar in Chhatroo and took stock of the work done by the Horticulture department there by propagating the plantation of ultra hybrid species of Apple and the Kiwi in the nursery there.DDC also visited the Quarantine centre established at Girls Hostel and Tehsil Building Chhatroo and took stock of facilities being provided to the inmates residing in these centres.DDC was accompanied by Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Kishtwar, Dr Amir Hussain, Sub Divisional Magistrate Chhatroo Inderjeet Singh Parihar, Deputy Director Law Enforcement Ashfaq Ahmad Salaria, Block Development Council Chairperson Mughal Maidan Hamida Begum, Block Development Council Chairperson, Chhatroo Famida Begum, district officers besides PRI members and other field functionaries of concerned departments.