SRINAGAR, DEC 16: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today said that efforts are on to make Seed Multiplication Farms (SMF) more revenue and employment generating assets.
The Director said this while reviewing the progress in implemention of schemes under Seed Multiplication Farms.
He said SMF not only plays a vital role to meet out the seed requirement for farmers but also are also important in the multiplication of latest varieties of different crops received from universities and research institutions.
Expressing his views, the Director Agriculture exhorted upon the need of strict adherence to the timeline for project completion in addition to optimal and judicious utilization of funds. He directed the concerned officers to ensure the budgetary allocations under different programmes are fully utilized by the end of current fiscal. He asked the officers to keep the digital record of the entire off-take, expenditures and remittances and impressed them to take periodic reviews of different financial activities for better monitoring of financial achievements.
Andrabi called upon the officers to submit the requirements of different types of seeds for Kharief season so that assured availability of seeds to the farmers can be achieved well in time. He said that the innovative ideas for the optimal utilization of farmlands will be encouraged by the department and the department will take all the steps to make these Seed Multiplication Farms more revenue and employment oriented.
He impressed upon the officers to work with commitment and coordination to achieve tangible results on ground, so that the benefits of these farms reach the grass root level.
Earlier, the meeting was informed about the various ongoing activities under different projects.