|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, July 8: A meeting of Agriculture Production and allied departments/Bankers was convened by Director Agriculture Jammu, Inder Jeet to review the progress of Kisan Credit Cards, NABARD projects and Formation of Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs) at Krishi Bhawan Talab Tillo, Jammu here today.
Director Animal Husbandry, Jammu, Vivek Sharma, Director Sheep Husbandry, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Director Floriculture, K. S Chib, Joint Director (Inputs), Anil Nargotra, Deputy Director Central, S. Inderjeet Singh, Agriculture Economist, K. K. Sharma, DD Planning, Rishu Gupta, Assistant Director Horticulture, Varinder kumar, Chief Project Officer Fishries, Gopal Krishan, DGM NABARD, Rahul Shashni, ASM NABARD, Surinder Singh, Manager NABARD, G. R. Bhatacharya, Chief Manager (LB) J P Thappa, regional Heads PNB, SBI, JKB, JK Grameen Bank ,ASCO (I&P), Vikas Padha, DHO, Rajesh Pangotra and other senior officers of the Agriculture and allied departments attended the meeting.
Director Agriculture stressed for saturation of all PM-Kisan beneficiaries with coverage under KCC and activation of all inactive KCC accounts within ongoing “Kisan Pakhwada”. He impressed upon the participants to work with a mission mode to achieve 100 percent coverage under the scheme with in stipulated time frame. The farmers engaged in horticulture, poultry, fishery and other allied sectors should also be included in KCC Scheme as per guidelines, he said. He further asked the participants to formulate a working procedure to enhance the farm credit by 2.5 times of existing level as per Government instructions.
Bankers apprised that KCC accounts under Agriculture Production and allied categories can be opened under one costumer ID and there is no need of Guarantee / Mortgage for KCC loan advances up to 1 .60 Lakh.