Minister upset with the progress report of the organic farming scheme
The government will take strict action against the officials who have relaxed the schemes operated to double the income of the farmers of the state. Annoyed by the progress report of organic farming under the traditional agricultural development plan, Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal gave strict instructions to the departmental officials in the meeting on Thursday.
The minister instructed that if the selection of supporting agencies do not do satisfactory work for creating biological clusters, then they should be blacklisted by filing a case. In the meeting of the traditional agricultural development scheme at Kisan Bhavan on Thursday, the Minister said that the work on organic farming is being done at a slow pace in the scheme. Not much progress has been made.
He instructed the supporting agencies to improve the quality of work. Information about training and other activities should be made available to the Cluster wise Chief Agricultural Officer and Chief Horticulture Officer. The concerned officers will go to the clusters and evaluate the works and report to the Director of Agriculture. Get cluster related information online within 15 days.
Three farmers honored
Under the scheme, 78 thousand hectares of land in 3900 clusters of the state are selected for organic farming. Each cluster has an area of 20 hectares. In order to make Uttarakhand an organic state and increase the income of farmers, no relaxation will be tolerated in this scheme.
Additional Secretary Ram Bilas Yadav, Director Agriculture Gauri Shankar, Silk Director AK Yadav, Joint Secretary Mahima, Mission Director Horticulture Sanjay Srivastava, Managing Director Organic Development Council Vinay Kumar, Dr. Jesse Cam, and other officials were present in the meeting.
The Agriculture Minister honored three farmers for their outstanding work. In which organic tea production was awarded to Chandrasekhar Pandey of Bageshwar, Siddharth Negi of Narayan Bagad Chamoli for the bay leaves, Shailesh Bhatt in organic spice production.