Dir Agri inspects progress on farmers’ welfare programmes under NAFCC
Jammu: Director Agriculture, Jammu Hari Krishan Razdan Friday inspected the progress of ongoing farmer welfare programmes being implemented under National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change project (NAFCC) and other centrally sponsored schemes in Bhalwal.
The Director, Agriculture also inaugurated a community deep bore well at village, Marjali which has been installed with 100% assistance by the department under NAFCC. The water from the bore well would be stored at the community pond which would facilitate the irrigation needs of the village.
He asked the farmers to take full advantage of this unique facility by growing multiple crops of vegetables, pulses and fodder to uplift their financial status. He informed that the upkeep and maintenance of this bore well facility would be looked after by the Village Committee constituted for the purpose.
He also inspected the individual bore wells dug with the assistance of the department at Marjali, Berha, Lower Gharota, Sobka and Dumi under NAFCC, besides inspecting the agricultural fields.
The Director asked the farmers to diversify their farming through apiculture, mushroom, seed production, vegetable cultivation and adoption of latest agriculture technology to achieve the goal of doubling the farmer’s income.