|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 27:To give a fillip to the agriculture and its allied sectors, the Governor's Administration would establish procurement centers for food grains, including wheat, paddy, maize and others for providing maximum benefits to the farmers for their produce. The Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai said this while interacting with a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Kissan Tehreek during public outreach programme here on Monday under the aegis of JK Governor's Grievance Cell.
The delegation called for establishment of procurement centers at Panchayat level in Jammu region to procure Paddy, Maize and wheat, revival and strengthening of Cooperative Societies. The delegation also demanded for fixation of MSP of various Basmati varieties, issuance of Kissan Credit Cards and Soil Health Cards to farmers, timely supply of quality seeds, fertilizers on subsidy through agriculture department and others.
The Advisor asked the Director Agriculture Jammu to formulate a comprehensive proposal for establishment of procurement centers.
Over 350 people forming 30 delegations from across Jammu region met the Advisor and apprised him of their grievances and demands.
Many other deputations and individuals also projected their demands and developmental issues of their areas. The Advisor gave a patient hearing to the deputations and assured them that their genuine demands will be looked into. He passed on-spot directions to the concerned departments for redressal of various grievances.
Interacting with the officers of various departments, the Advisor directed them to work with efficiency and accountability to deliver quick results on developmental and governance fronts.
He said that judicious and productive use of resources has to be ensured so that the funds are utilized according to priorities keeping in mind the larger public good and requirement of basic amenities.
The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai would also be available for public hearing on August 28,2018 (Tuesday) from 10 am to 12 noon at the Convention Centre (State Guest House) Canal Road, Jammu.