Jammu, February 11: In view of Government's decision of covering all farmers under KCC by 31st March 2020, Secretary Agriculture Production Department, Manzoor Ahmad Lone chaired a meeting to review the progress registered under Kisan Credit Cards Scheme (KCCS) at Krishi Bhawan, Jammu.
Director Agriculture, Jammu, Inder Jeet; Director Horticulture, Jammu, Ram Sevak; Vice-President, UTLBC, Faiyaz Ahmad Bhat; DGM, NABARD, Surinder Singh; Joint Directors of Agriculture, Agriculture Economist, Deputy Director (Central), Jammu, Chief Agriculture Officers/Chief Horticulture Officers of Jammu Division, Regional Heads PNB, SBI, JKB, EDB, JK Grameen Bank and other senior officers of the Agriculture and Horticulture Departments attended the meeting. Kashmir based officers of both departments and banks attended the meeting through video conferencing.
Speaking on the occasion Secretary Agriculture Production Department stressed for saturation of all PM-Kisan beneficiaries with coverage under KCC and activation of all inactive KCC accounts within 15 days period. He impressed upon the officers to work with a mission mode to achieve 100 per cent coverage under the scheme within the 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. Secretary called for fixation of targets for the banks for full coverage of PM-Kisan beneficiaries under KCC as per MoA & FW circular instructions dated 6th Feb 2020.
Director Agriculture, Jammu on the occasion presented district-wise progress under PM-Kisan vis-a-vis KCC Scheme and apprised that all the field functionaries are being mobilized to put in all efforts to register uncovered PM-Kisan beneficiaries under KCC. He also informed that personnel data of 4.81 lakh PM-Kisan beneficiaries has been registered on the portal against which 4.71 lakh Fund Transfer Orders have been generated as a direct income support scheme to the eligible farm families of Jammu Division.
The participating officers/bankers assured the chair to complete the task within the stipulated period.