Kupwara : In a significant move towards the development of agriculture in the frontier Kupwara district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC)Kupwara, Ms. Ayushi Sudan on Friday chaired the District Level Committee(DLC) meeting on Holistic Agriculture Development Program (HADP) .
At the outset, the DC took brief on the headway achieved in projects being covered across the district by Agriculture and allied departments, under HADP.
The meeting also conducted a draw-of-lot for selection of
applications received under different components including establishment of Nursary for Kashmiri Lal Mirchi, Diversification of Niche Crops( Kashmiri Lal Mirchi), Hi- tech Poly green Houses, Low cost Poly green Houses, Bee Colonies, strengthening of existing Bee Keeping units, Bee Keeping equipment manufacturing, establishment of facilitation centres for migratory bee keepers, Millet Resturant, Brush cutter, Battery operated Sprayer, Power Tiller, Maize Sheller, Tractor Mounted sprayer, mushroom sheds, improved crop sheds, vegetable seeds, vermi compost units, Spawn of Mushroom, Beehive with colonies, roof top rain water Harvesting structures, Deep Bore well, Low cost vermi compost units and other components.
In this connection applications were invited through online mode from the intrested persons and after completion of all the formalities as per guidelines of the scheme, a total of 259 feasible candidates were shortlisted for an approved target of 190.
Finally DLC selected 190 candidates through draw of lots under different projects/ components of HADP.
The DC, on the ocasion stressed upon all sectoral officers of Agriculture and allied departments to speed up the completion of targets assigned under the HADP to the district.
The DC stressed upon the stakeholder departments to work in close coordination for implementation of different initiatives at district level. She also directed officers to reach out to the farmers of far-flung areas and make them aware about the latest farming technologies in the agriculture sector.
ADDC Kupwara, Altaf Ahmad Khan, Chief Agriculture Officer, Gurdeep Singh, CHO, Functional Manager DIC, DDM NABARD, Lead Bank Manager, and other concerned officers attended the meeting.