LG directs officials to establish 2000 Kisan Khidmat Centres in J&K

Srinagar, (UNI)
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday directed officials to establish 2000 Kisan Khidmat Centres on priority to link all farmers to institutional credit in Jammu and Kashmir.

The LG directed officers during a high-level meeting held here to review performance of Agriculture Production Department and progress made in agriculture, allied sector and flagship scheme of Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP).

He directed to establish 2000 Kisan  Khidmat Centres on priority for handholding and clusterization and linking all farmers to institutional credit. Timely and hassle-free credit to small and marginal farmers would play an important role in increasing
production, the LG said.

Highlighting the important role SKUAST-Jammu and SKUAST-Kashmir in conceptualizing Holistic Agriculture Development Programme, the LG said the continued support of two Universities in implementation of 29 projects should be ensured.

He further directed to extend the Daksh Kisan module to colleges to inform budding entrepreneurs about scope and opportunities in agri-business. The High Density Plantation Scheme has been extended to 13 Crops now. The farmers should be provided with guidance and support to chart out a new course and reap the benefits of technology extension, better infrastructure and improved marketing facilities, the LG told the officials.


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