Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ganai directed the officers to expedite implementation of key schemes in agriculture and horticulture sectors to ensure that the benefits reach the stakeholders in time. He said this will also help in increasing productivity in these sectors. The Advisor was addressing the officers during a review meeting of agriculture and horticulture departments here on Monday. Commissioner/Secretary Agriculture Production, M.A. Bukhari, Directors Agriculture, Horticulture and senior officers of these departments were present in the meeting. Ganai stressed on developing nurseries of high density plants which would result in increase of horticulture produce and thereby contribute in uplift of the State economy. He called for creating awareness about various schemes and latest techniques in agriculture and horticulture sectors. The Advisor also directed the officers to conduct regular tours and field inspections in order to get first hand input about the schemes being implemented and also their status. He said through field visits the officers/officials would also be interacting with the local populace and addressing the problems being faced by them on ground besides redressing various other issues related to these sectors. “The local level monitoring system should also be put in place by involving the local representatives and other stakeholders so that the schemes are implemented on need basis and in area specific manner, besides ensuring quick redress of various issues”, he maintained. Ganai also directed the Commissioner/Secretary Agriculture to undertake digitization of records, so that same could be made readily available, besides increasing its longevity. He also directed for ensuring fast disposal of various court cases related to the departments maintaining that due care must be taken to project the government’s point of view before various courts and other such forums. Later, the Advisor met several deputations from different parts of the State. While interacting with them, he assured them that their grievances would be addressed in time-bound manner by taking up them with the concerned departments. He said it is the endeavor of the Government to ensure that the people do not face any inconvenience with regard to the essential services and other related things and instructions have already been passed down the line to ensure that the quick and prompt redress is ensured.
2015 Kashmir Despatch