Continuous efforts are being made to advertise horticulture crops in Chhattisgarh. The state authorities is offering short-term loans to farmers producing horticulture crops at zero p.c rate of interest to the extent of three lakh rupees. Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet Singh instructed the officers of Horticulture Department to publicize the schemes of horticulture in addition to the short-term facility being given on zero p.c curiosity for horticulture crops. He was addressing the assessment assembly of Horticulture Department in the present day. In the assembly, Director of Horticulture Department, Mr. Matheswaran V. Other senior officers had been additionally current.
Agriculture Production Commissioner mentioned within the assembly that an incentive of Rs 10,000 per acre is being given for taking different crops instead of paddy, this must also be publicised. Dr. Singh, whereas reviewing the flagship scheme of the division, mentioned that for the sale of the merchandise ready in Gothans, numerous close by establishments like faculties, ashrams, camps (BSF, Central and different police forces), Community gardens ought to be linked with establishments like hostels, hospitals, anganwadis and so forth. He additionally directed the officers of the Horticulture Department to ship the samples of Jimikand and Jackfruit from the division to Bhabha Atomic Research Center (I.T.B.) Mumbai for irradiation course of in relation to rising the shelf lifetime of horticulture merchandise.
Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet Singh mentioned that beekeeping, a element of the National Horticulture Mission, ought to be carried out in districts having extra forest space in coordination with the Forest Department. He directed all of the District Magistrates that out of the quantity supplied to the districts, the state funded schemes ought to be accomplished first, then the centrally sponsored schemes and after the completion of each the schemes, the DMF merchandise ought to be used. Reviewing the Udyaniki Mitra scheme, Dr. Singh mentioned that details about the scheme run by the Department of Horticulture ought to be supplied within the greater secondary faculties, in order that the curiosity of horticulture among the many college students of the colleges will improve and after getting the college training, the scholars will likely be educated. By making the most of departmental schemes, agricultural works must also be adopted as employment. He instructed all of the district degree officers to make sure 100% monetary success of the works carried out beneath all of the state and centrally sponsored schemes earlier than the month of March. Along with this, he requested to finish the work associated to horticulture coaching and tour beneath the state and centrally sponsored schemes.
In the assembly, it was directed to finish the availability for the subsequent yr 2023-24 for neighborhood dealing with, a element of the state-funded scheme, within the Kharif season. In this regard, it was requested to converge with the farmers chosen beneath the National Mission on Edible Oil scheme for neighborhood dealing with and provides them the advantages of the scheme. Reviewing the National Mission on Edible Oil-Oil Palm scheme, Dr. Singh gave directions to learn most farmers beneath the scheme. Along with this, to make sure the provision of planting materials, it was additionally requested to enter right into a contract with different modern establishments.
During the assessment of the National Agriculture Development Scheme, he mentioned that after discussing with the districts, the goal of the elements which couldn’t be fulfilled by the districts within the yr 2022-23 ought to be modified and allotted to different districts. In the assembly Shri Matheswaran V was knowledgeable in regards to the allocation and up to date expenditure obtained for numerous schemes run beneath the division. In the assembly Additional Director Horticulture Mr. Bhupendra Kumar Pandey, Joint Director Horticulture Mr. VK Chaturvedi, Joint Director (Engineering) Mr. MP Awadhiya, Deputy Director Horticulture (Dy) Mr. Neeraj Kumar Shaha and Mr. Manoj Kumar Ambasht and deputy and assistants of all of the districts. Director Horticulture was current.