Urges farmers to avail benefit of subsidy linked credit schemes
KISHTWAR: Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Devansh Yadav, today inaugurated a Walnut processing unit at Panchayat Dool-A, established by a local woman entrepreneur.
The M/S Mumtaza Walnut Processing Unit has been established at a cost of Rs 9.8 Lakh under the project “Product Development /Market Support-Establishment of Fruit/Dry-Fruit Processing Units Machinery Parts only”. Horticulture Department Kishtwar has sanctioned a subsidy of Rs 5.93 lakh for the Unit under UT Capex. The Unit comprises Walnut Cracking, Grading and Vacuum packing for its value addition.
DDC Nagseni, Faisal Ahmed, HDO Nagseni Daljeet Singh, HDO, Kishtwar Vijay Kumar, Sarpanch Dool Safoora Begum besides farmers and locals attended the inaugural function.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC Kishtwar urged the farmers and orchardists to avail benefits of various subsidy linked credit schemes of the agriculture and allied departments to maximize their income through establishment of value addition processing units in the sector.
The Deputy Commissioner also interacted with the farmers and locals of the area who apprised him about their grievances related to upgradation of local infrastructure.
Responding to the issue of water scarcity in the area, DC Kishtwar assured them that each house will be provided household tap water under Jal Jeevan Mission in a stipulated time.
He further assured them that the issue of the BT work on Drublin -Kuchalna-Tapalpora road, shortage of staff and construction of dedicated building for MS Lone Pora will be taken up with the concerned authorities for immediate redressal.
He also listed the developmental activities taken up in the block Nagseni under the Area Development Plan of Kiru HEP project.
He also urged the locals and the PRIs to propose project works under the Area Development Plan (R&R plan) of Pakal Dul Kishtwar for development of infrastructure in the area.