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Rs 2.8-lakh subsidy distributed under horticulture mission

In an effort to mechanise agricultural activities in hilly areas of the district, the agriculture department organised a programme under CSS-Horticulture Mission for North East Himalayan States (HMNEH) Technology Mission in which 50 farmers, including women participated. District development commissioner Yasha Mudgal, who was chief guest on the occasion, distributed Rs 2.8 lakh of subsidy among 16 beneficiaries.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2013 18:55 IST
HT Correspondent

In an effort to mechanise agricultural activities in hilly areas of the district, the agriculture department organised a programme under CSS-Horticulture Mission for North East Himalayan States (HMNEH) Technology Mission in which 50 farmers, including women participated. District development commissioner Yasha Mudgal, who was chief guest on the occasion, distributed Rs 2.8 lakh of subsidy among 16 beneficiaries.

Mudgal applauded the efforts of the agriculture department in promotion of farm machinery and implements in rural areas. She added that mechanisation of agriculture sector is the need of the hour, which will explore new vistas in the field of agriculture and allied sectors and will help in increasing the farmer's income, enabling the utilisation of human resources in a productive way.
She distributed subsidy cheques for diesel plough to the tune of Rs 17,500 each among the 16 beneficiaries under the scheme and gave away 110 kisan credit card passbooks among farmers.

The DDC added that the kisan credit card allows farmers to have cash credit facilities without going through time-consuming bank credit screening processes repeatedly and all farmers, owner-cultivators, tenant-cultivators and individual farmers having agreement with institution are eligible for the card.

She stressed that each farming family of the district should have the kisan credit card so as to come out of drudgery and rural indebtness.

Addressing farmers, Kulbushan Singh Sambyal, chief agriculture officer, Udhampur, said agriculture mechanisation is one of the parameter for increasing the production and productivity level of farming community and raising their socio-economic status and to make agriculture more lucrative. He added that farmers should take full benefit of the schemes and do agriculture as per the needs of the market as this will improve not only their income but also uplift their socio-economic condition.

He also revealed that farmers should take the benefit of the scheme and diversify their agriculture activities.