Director Agriculture for judicious utilization of funds

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By Fast Kashmir on 07/01/2018.

Director Agriculture for judicious utilization of funds

SRINAGAR, JAN 06: Director Agriculture today stressed for keeping liabilities under check and to ensure that the projects are taken up in consonance with financial allocations to avoid unwarranted fiscal liabilities.

This was stated by the Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, while chairing a meeting to discuss the expenditure and liability position of various key schemes and projects. The meeting was attended by Joint Director, Agriculture Extension Ab Rahim Samoon, Joint Director, Agriculture Inputs Sajad Ah Shah, Chief Agriculture Officers of all the districts and other senior officers of the department and allied wings.

During the meeting, detailed discussions were held regarding expenditure and liability position of various key schemes including RKVY, PMKSY, NSM, NMOP, Soil Health Scheme etc.

Addressing the meeting, Director Agriculture emphasized on strict implementation of budget directives to ensure 100 percent expenditure by the end of the fourth and last quarter of the current fiscal year. He asked the district heads to accelerate the utilization of expenditure allocated in the budget.

He asked the officers to adhere to the guidelines of different centrally sponsored schemes and ensure that undue liabilities are not created. He also asked to work out the core issues that lead to the creation of liabilities.

Director Agriculture said that expenditure management and monitoring system needs to be put in place for making expenditures result oriented. He said adding that expenditures should be backed-up with the financial allocation for staying away from unwarranted fiscal liabilities.

Mr Andrabi directed the concerned officers to submit the requirement of fertilizers for upcoming Kharief & Rabi seasons to the concerned office so that the fertilizers can be made available to the farmers well in time.

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