Bandipora, Feb 7: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Shakeel Ul Rehman Rather chaired a weekly DLIC meeting to review the progress of the Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP) in the district.
During the meeting, 353 cases of the Agriculture Department, 67 cases of the Animal Husbandry Department and 3 cases of the Horticulture Department came up for consideration, and after threadbare discussions, all the cases were approved by the committee.
The DC took stock of the progress made under HADP since its launch, meticulously examining advancements in key areas like seed distribution, soil health testing, irrigation infrastructure development, micro-irrigation projects, farm mechanization, farmer training programs and market linkages.
He emphasised the importance of close coordination between various departments involved in HADP, including Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries, Rural Development, Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) and farmer representatives.
The DC said that effective collaboration is vital for ensuring proper planning, execution, and monitoring of HADP activities. He underscored the need for increased focus on capacity-building initiatives, empowering farmers with knowledge and skills to embrace innovative practices and adapt to changing agricultural landscapes.
The meeting was attended by District Heads of Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, LDM Bandipora and other field officers.