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 the Horticulture Department to publicize the horticulture schemes in addition to the short-term facility being given on zero p.c curiosity for horticulture crops. He was addressing the evaluation assembly of Horticulture Department in the present day. In the assembly, Director of Horticulture Department, Mr. Matheswaran V. Other senior officers have 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 made in Gothans, numerous establishments like colleges, ashrams, camps (BSF, Central and different police forces), hostels, Community gardens must be linked with establishments like hospital, anganwadi and many others. 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 growing the shelf lifetime of horticulture merchandise.
Agriculture Production Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet Singh mentioned that beekeeping, a part of the National Horticulture Mission scheme, must 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 offered to the districts, the state funded schemes must be accomplished first, then the centrally sponsored schemes and after the completion of each the schemes, the DMF merchandise must be used. While reviewing the Gardening Friend Scheme, Dr. Singh mentioned that details about the schemes run by the Department of Horticulture must be offered within the larger secondary colleges, in order that the curiosity of horticulture among the many college students of the faculties will increase and after getting college schooling, the scholars can make the most of the departmental schemes and do 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 below 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 below the state and centrally sponsored schemes.
In the assembly, it was directed to finish the provision for the following 12 months 2023-24 for group dealing with, a part of the state-funded scheme, within the Kharif season. In this regard, it was requested to converge with the farmers chosen below the National Mission on Edible Oil Scheme for group farming and provides them the advantages of the scheme. While reviewing the National Mission on Edible Oil-Oil Palm scheme, Dr. Singh gave directions to learn most farmers below 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 evaluation of the National Agriculture Development Scheme, he mentioned that after discussing with the districts, the goal of the parts which couldn’t be fulfilled by the districts within the 12 months 2022-23 must 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 below 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.