ZIRO, Sep 14: A coordination meeting of District Level Implementation cum Monitoring Committee (DLIMC) for the newly launched credit-linked subsidy schemes - Atma Nirbhar Krishi Yojana (ANKY) and Atma Nirbhar Bagwani Yojana (ANBY) of Agriculture and Horticulture departments respectively was held in the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner here today.
The schemes, launched by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on September 3 last, aimed to ensure doubling the farmers’ income through an end to end holistic approach covering pre-production, production, post-harvest management, processing and marketing to assure appropriate returns to the growers.
Addressing the meeting, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Somcha Lowang said that the role of these two departments in enhancing the livelihood of the poor is of utmost importance and called for implementing the schemes in a true spirit. She further advised the departments to adhere to the timeline issued by the government for ensuring time bound implementation of the schemes.
Terming the role of PRI members in selecting genuine beneficiaries without any political affiliations as vital, she requested the Zilla Parishad Chairperson Likha Sangchhore to issue ‘circulars’ to all the ZPMs and GPCs to assist the departments in listing the genuine beneficiaries. “The success of these schemes will depend on the people we select as beneficiaries,” she added.
While seeking cooperation from the bankers in providing hassle free credit facilities to the farmers, the DC added that the banks are a vital link of these schemes. “Without your timely cooperation the implementation will be unsuccessful as agricultural and horticultural activities are time and season bound,” she added.
The members also discussed the collateral security desired by the banks. Since most of the marginal farmers don’t possess LPCs which is required for mortgages, the committee decided to apprise the higher authorities for further directions.
DAO Tasso Butung briefed about the various components of the schemes. Among others, DHO Komri Murtem, and representatives of banks and ArSRLM attended the meeting.
At Khonsa, Tirap district Deputy Commissioner Taro Mize while presiding over the DLIMC meeting for ANKY and ANBY at the Kamlesh Joshi conference hall of DC office urged all concerned including DAO/DHO, Branch Manager, SBI Khonsa, PRI leaders to select the genuine and skillful beneficiaries from ‘popular’ SHGs without any political involvement.
The DC appealed to the ZPC and ZPMs to coordinate with Agriculture and Horticulture departments for selection of SHGs to ensure proper implementation of the schemes. He further asked the line departments to implement the schemes within the stipulated timeline as per guidelines.
DAO Pangnye Khoisia and DHO Tobom Bam also spoke and highlighted the schemes' benefits. The ZPMs who attended the meeting assured to extend full cooperation with the line departments for selection of beneficiaries from SHGs. They praised the State government for launching these beneficiary based schemes which would immensely help the farming community as well as SHGs. (DIPROs)