DC calls for convergence of schemes

DC calls for convergence of schemes

CHANGLANG, Jun 21: Changlang Deputy Commissioner Wayong Khimhun while conducting a review meeting of agriculture and allied sector of the district in his conference hall here today asked the departments for convergence of schemes to bring sustainable and visible development in the district, particularly for the farm community.

Endorsing the suggestion given by Sr Scientist of KVK Dr Narendra Kumar, the DC opined that cultivation of sugarcane in plain areas of Miao, Bordumsa and Jairampur sub-divisions could be a good cash crop in these areas and asked Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Horticulture department to encourage sugarcane cultivation in these areas by providing good quality and high yielding varieties of seed. He also asked departments of Agriculture and Horticulture to take expert advice from the scientists of KVK in implementing various livelihood schemes.

District Development Manager of NABARD Kamal Roy apprised the house about CM’s Sashakt Kisan Yojana, CM’s Krishi Samuh Yojana, Arunachal Agri Start-up Scheme, Agri Clinic & Agri Business Centres Scheme of GoI and CM’s Krishi Rinn Yojana. Through CM’s KRY or KCC farmers may acquire adequate finance from banks as most of the farmers depend on non-institutional means of credit for their immediate needs such as purchase of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc and this in turn affects them since non-institutional credit is costly and counter-productive. The CM’s KRY or KCC scheme intends to remove such complications by offering cost effective credit to farmers for agricultural and allied purposes, from reliable banking systems, he added. Agriculturists can purchase items related to their farming needs using their KCC and also withdraw the required amount for related expenses, he further added.

The HoDs of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Handloom & Textile, KVK and ATMA gave detailed presentations on activities undertaken in FY 2017-18, details of schemes implemented by respective departments, action plan for activities announced in State Budget, Annual Action Plan for 2018-19 and social monitoring mechanism undertaken by departments for implementation of schemes. The review meeting was also attended by District Project Director, NERCORMP N Sukajit and Project Director of DRDA, among others.

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