JAMMU, 07 NOVEMBER: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) of the Department of Agricultural Production (APD), Atal Dulloo today chaired a meeting of officials to review the status of several Centralized Sponsor Schemes.
ACs conducted a detailed review of the district status and project-wise CSSs including the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund (AIF), Livestock Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) and Fisheries & Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) and the National Horticulture Council (NHB) project taken in the United Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting was attended by the Directors of Agriculture, Directors of Horticulture, Directors of Livestock, and Directors of Sheep Farm from both Jammu and Kashmir division in addition to the Director of Fisheries, representatives of UTLBC and other relevant officials.
Kashmir-based officers participated in the meeting via videoconference.
During the meeting, it was informed that under AIF 214 applications were received on the portal, of which 48 were verified with 24 applications approved worth Rs 4.21 crore while a total of Rs 2.16 crore had been disbursed across various projects at J&K.
Similarly, under the AHIDF, the meeting was informed that so far 106 applications have been received, 17 of which were taken for screening while six applications have been approved by the PAC under the scheme.
In another presentation, the Deputy Director of NHB, Sansar Ahmed gave a detailed presentation on the current financial and physical status of the project.
He informed during the meeting that in the Jammu division, applications for 11 projects had been received wherein some term loans had been approved and IPAs were also issued in other projects. Likewise, in the Kashmir division, he said that NHB received 36 applications in various agricultural and horticultural sector projects.
On that occasion, Dulloo asked the heads of each department to analyze every application rejected by the Committee so that the necessary corrections were made and the same thing would not be repeated in new applications.
Dulloo impressed the officers to work with more dedication and said that there is a lot of scope for agriculture and related sectors in both UT divisions for projects under this scheme and NHB and hopes more such projects will come from relevant departments.
He said vegetable and flower cultivation projects should come from people who should be made aware of the scheme to reap maximum benefits from this scheme.