Jammu: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo, on Thursday chaired Project Grounding and Monitoring Committee meeting regarding implementation of HADP projects here at Civil Secretariat.
Director Extension, SKUAST-J, Dr. S K Gupta; Director, Horticulture Jammu, Ram Sevak; Director Fisheries, Mohammad Farooq; Director Agriculture, Jammu, K K Sharma; Director, Sheep Husbandry Jammu, Krishan Lal; MD Horticulture, Planning & Marketing, attended the meeting besides, Director Agriculture Kashmir, senior/Technical Officers of concerned departments also attended the meeting in person and virtually.
Threadbare discussions were held on various issues regarding 29 projects under HADP including development of seed and seed multiplication, promotion of Niche crops and vegetables/exotic vegetables under protected cultivation, strengthening Agriculture Marketing in JK, promotion of Sericulture and millets & nutri-cereals, oil seeds, formulation of 300 FPOs, Innovation extension approaches for promotion of agriculture and high density plantation and rejuvenate of orchards etc.
The concerned officers of Agriculture and allied departments briefed the meeting about the steps and work done for implementation of HADP projects in Jammu and Kashmir. A power point presentation was also given highlighting various components of the projects.
ACS directed the concerned officers to take every step to ensure preparation of implementation of HADP projects at ground level. He also directed to ensure process of tendering, expression of interest (EoI), preparation of DPRs etc where ever required on priority basis.
ACS also directed the concerned to ensure procurement of root stock material for high density planting material, seeds, livestock, Agriculture Business Centre etc.
ACS gave one week time to the concerned officers to include any required change in the project documents.