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16.04.2019 76. The Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a meeting of 16th April,2019 at Jammu under the chairmanship of Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, IAS Secretary to Govt. Agriculture Production Department J&K State to see the preparedness of Food Corporation Of India, State CA&PD and Department of Agriculture Jammu for procurement of Rabi crop (Wheat) under MSP and establishment /installation of procurement Centers in Jammu Division. Besides to see the preparedness of State Irrigation & Flood Control Department and Ravi Tawi Irrigation Jammu for de-slitting of Canals and its tributaries and minors so that farmers can be able to cultivate Kharief crops (Paddy and Fodder). Various farmer friendly decisions were taken in this meeting for fallow up of the concerned departments.
28.02.2019 75. The Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans on 28th February, 2019 organized a Mega Kisan Mela in collaboration with the Agriculture Department Jammu and allied Departments at Higher Secondary School Ramkote, Billawar, District Kathua. The aim of this Mega Kisan Mela was to highlight the advances in the field of Agriculture and allied sectors and uncovering them to the farming community for adoption at gross root level so that they could increase their farm income. More than 50 stalls were placed in position in this Mega Kisan Mela by all the State Departments who are directly and indirectly involved for the welfare of the farmers of this State. The Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments have also demonstrated the live exhibits in this Mela, which was appreciated by the participants. Through this one day Kisan Mela the special emphasis was given on the initiatives and policies of State Government for its farmers, and on various innovative and advanced practices to promote diversification in Agriculture and allied sectors such as Horticulture, Sericulture, Floriculture, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, Poultry, Apiculture, Sheep Husbandry.
23.01.2019 Kisan Samallen cum Interactive Session held at SKUAST Jammu under Chairmanship of Sh.K. Vijay Kumar Advisor to Hon'ble Governor J&K State. Sh. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, IAS presided over the Kisan Samallen.
All the Heads of Departments of Agriculture and allied sectors, Bankers, Insurance agencies, Fertilizer companies, Manufacturers of farm implements, were also called. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar Advisor to Hon’ble Governor Jammu and Kashmir State after through discussions sorted out on spot some issues of farmers and he assured the Members for all possible help to the farming community of our state. The complete highlights of this interactive session are summarized as under:-
The theme of the meeting was to have a direct interaction with the erstwhile nominated members of the Board so to ascertain the ground positions of Agriculture scenario of the State directly from them for better policy making. At the outset, Sh. Manzoor Ahmad Lone, IAS Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department had a warm well come to Advisor to Hon’ble Governor. He apprised the Advisor to Hon’ble Governor about the importance of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisan and informed him, that the Board has been constituted by the State Govt. to work as a link between its farmers and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, where the farmers can address their problems and their day to day drudgeries for persuasion by the Board at the Government level. Mr. Abdul Hamid Wani, Secretary J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisan presented a power point presentation to the Hon’ble Advisor (K), wherein he highlighted the functions of the Board, its scope, objectives and its achievements for the last 8years of its existence. He then presented a memorandum to the Hon’ble Advisor (K) on behalf of Board Members and Kisans of J&K State. Every Board member after giving his introduction to the Hon’ble Advisor (K), briefed about the problems of the farmers of their respective districts and blocks.
Sh. K. Vijay Kumar Advisor to Hon’ble Governor Jammu and Kashmir State had a patient hearing of these problems of farmers highlighted by these Board Members. He assured every possible help through the Government and gave directions to the Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department for giving him the complete details of these problems, so that a comprehensive plan is chalked out in Agriculture Department for a sustainable agriculture growth and for the overall growth of our farmers. The Advisor to Hon’ble Governor appreciated the work of


Sh. Dunda Singh Board Member and a progressive farmer of District Kathua, who has brought his 8heatares of land under turmeric cultivation and is getting very handsome returns annually. He also appreciated the integrated model on Agriculture proposed by Sh. D.P Khajouria, State Board Member. The Advisor to Hon’ble Governor expressed that the Center of Excellence for benefiting the farmers of this State has been already taken up with the Government of Holland. He expressed that the KCC Loans for farmers and green house concept shall be strengthened. The Advisor to Hon’ble Governor also assured that the middlemen culture and black marketing in the sale of basmati rice shall never be allowed. He said that orders have been already passed on to stop the encroachments of the Cooperative Stores at Jammu and vacate them from the violators immediately. He however advised the Board to also pursue and make a follow up of the implementation of these orders passed on in this regard.
Sh. K. Vijay Kumar the Advisor to Hon’ble Governor expressed that the Government is very tough and committed in checking the inflow of spurious pesticides in this State and the quality of these pesticides shall be maintained at any level. He further said that the cultivation of almonds in the State shall be encouraged and ever possible help shall be given to its growers. Dr. Pardeep Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST, Jammu also attended the meeting.
15.12.2018 Flag off ceremony of 100 Farmers who went to SKUAST Jammu for one day visit cum training on best field practices with a focus on "How the income of a farmer can be doubled"? and the flag off was made by Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Lone,IAS Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department J&K Government in presence of Heads of Department of Agriculture and allied sectors. More than 200 farmers attended for key note address made by Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Lone,IAS Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department J&K Government
25.08.2018 Press Release regarding Flag off ceremony of 16 Progressive Farmers of District Leh and Tehsil Gurez District Bandipora who are deputed to undergo 06 days exposure cum training on "Organic Farming"and on "How to Double the Income of Farmers" at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University Palampur HP commencing from 27th August,2018 till 1st September,2018.
09.04.2018 Awareness camp-cum-Kisan Mela held at Irrigation Ground Khour.
31.01.2018 Organized a Kisan Smailaen on the Sheedi Devis at Jourian.
20.01.2018 The Board arranged the meeting of farmers of Boarder Areas which usually remain under cross boarder skirmishes and addressed their issues on spot through the concerned quarters.
01.05.2018 Arranged the visit of of Sh.Daljit Singh Chib (MoS) Hon'ble Vice Chairman of the Board to the States of Talengana, Andhra Pradash and Kerala with effect from 05th January,2018 till 12th January,2018. At Vijaywarda he attended Zero Budget Natural Farming organized by Govt. of Andra Pradash, where Padmashri Subash Palekar JI,who is the pioneer of Zero Budget Natural Farming.
28.12.2017 Arranged a meeting of Sh.Daljit Singh Chib (MoS) Hon'ble Vice Chairman of the Board with Ms.Mehbooba Mufti Hon'ble Chief Minister(Chairperson of Board) Jammu and Kashmir State.
27.12.2017 Organized a Review meeting to discuss the issues of Fishermen of Jammu Division.
20.11.2017 Organized in -House meeting of Board Members to work out a field Programme for the year 2018-2019 for Board.
14.11.2017 Arranged a meeting of Sh. Daljit Singh Chib(MoS) Hon'ble Vice Chairman State Advisory Board with Sh.Gajendra Singh Shekhawat,Union Minister of State for Agriculture ,Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj.
23.10.2017 Arranged Seven Days Training Module on "Post Harvest Processing of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to 09 Women Farmers of J&K State between 23rd October,2017 till 29th October,2017 at ICAR Pusa,New Delhi.
17.04.2018 POINTS OF AGENDA TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE 4TH BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 17TH APRIL 2018.


POINTS OF AGENDA FOR 4TH BOARD MEETING:-

1. The Agriculture Production in the State is static for the last many years with the result the imports of the food grains are on rise. Strategy is required to be evolved to go for intensive agriculture production up to village level and take up adoption of technology to increase crop production and the programme need to be designed on time bound basis. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans have honour and privilege to place on record that the speeches of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India are always Farmer Centric and his Mission “Sabka Saath ,Sabka Vikas” to make one India and his dream of doubling the income of farmers by the year,2022 is not only a dream but a reality one. However the Board feels that the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir needs to issue a road map for doubling the income of farmers by year 2022. The Board suggests that both SKUAST Kashmir and SKUAST Jammu should be asked to give a Power Point Presentation regarding the initiatives taken for doubling the income of farmers by the year, 2022.
2. Maize is the principal crop of the state and mostly grown by small and marginal farmers under rain fed conditions in hilly areas, the production is low and deserves special attention with emphasis on increasing the area under hybrid varieties with proper backward and forward linkages. In the meanwhile the Govt. should also initiate action to include Maize in the Public Distribution System through Food Corporation of India. The FCI be requested to purchase Maize crop at MSP from potential areas in the State. The State Agro Industries Development Corporation may also be directed to procure maize in the State to meet the requirement of their cattle feed plant and also provide crushed maize to poultry growers. These two initiates will check the distress sale of maize crop.
3. The Government of India announce MSP (Minimum support price) for various food grains before each crop season. The State has not a well-established mechanism to procure the agriculture produce at MSP and ultimately distress sales take place. Kisan Board has been pursuing this matter at various levels and on adhoc basis involves the FCI for procurement of wheat and paddy food grains but it is not the fool proof system. Permanent Mandies are required to be established at specific places so that the procurement is taken up regularly by the designated agency. There are some fertile lands available in the State, which are suitable for vegetable production. In Chadoora belt of district Budgam, large population is associated with the production of vegetables as their means of livelihood. A well-conceived programme by involving the technology of poly houses/ greenhouses is required which will ensure availability of vegetables in the off seasons and increase the income of the beneficiaries. Further in absence of a proper marketing platform they get compelled to sell these vegetables at peanut prices. The Board feels that an amendment in the Agriculture Marketing Act with provisions to include the marketing of all agriculture produce, vegetables and all other crops needs to be made by the State government. The Board suggests that the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir should also frame the Agriculture Policy on the pattern of other States in the country.
4. The net irrigated area of the State is 3lakh hectares (Approximately) while as the gross irrigated area is 4500hactares only. There is a need to plan, to increase the gross irrigated area to 6lakh hectares. The Micro irrigation needs to be expedited and appreciated in Hilly areas. There are Rabi fellows in the hill district of the state and this area can be cultivated under the crops like Oats, Oil seeds, green Pease. Besides strict laws and rules should be framed where under agriculture land should be debarred from urbanization. Further the motivation of the farmers is required. This will also help in increasing the crop intensity.
5. The tube wells installed in the Boarder areas under RKVY (Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana) requires special attention through State Irrigation Department, and efforts needs to be made to set them right after doing their necessary repairs before the onset of Kharief. Check dam system where ever is feasible needs to be made to ensure irrigation in these areas. The Board feels that the electric connections given to the farmers for the motors installed in the dug wells should be made free and the interest on the electricity should be waived off.
6. There is imbalance use of fertilizers in the fields, which results damage of the soils, besides health hazards and environmental degradation. . Serious attention is required to be given to increase the consumption of potash and phosphorous. The Board proposes to encourage the use of NPK (complex) fertilizers instead of DAP. Further the use of Nano Potash needs to be introduced in the State which can not only avoid environmental degradation but its use will also reduce the use of excessive fertilizers. This is a practice already adopted by Himachal Pradesh. The Board feels that technology exposure is needed among farmers and a modern Fertilizer Plant needs to be established in the State.
7. The Agriculture Machinery should be brought under Maximum subsidies and more allocation of funds is needed to appreciate and encourage protected cultivation through farmers. The Govt. should provide additional subsidies on Mechanizations.
8. The Board feels that the Skill Development institutes for the farmers should be established both at SKUAST Jammu and SKUAST Kashmir.
9. The State produces about 86791 tonnes of good quality Basmati Rice Cultivated over an area of 31991hactares of land having an average yield of 2713kgs per hectare. A very big population of farmers living in R.S PURA,Marh, Bishna,Akhnoor,Samba Hiranagar and Kathua, Jammu division are associated with this crop. The Board has observed that the farmer does not get desired prices in absence of MSP for this crop, nor there a proper marketing system in the state. Hence the Board feels that this crop needs proper marketing to avoid distress sale. During the visit of Hon’ble Vice Chairman to the State of Kerala on 3rd February ,2018 till 7th Feburary,2018,where he called on the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister State of Kerala. It was agreed by the Kerala Govt. to purchase Basmati Rice, Saffron, Walnuts and apple directly from J&K Govt. against the supply of their spices and other products. However the formal MOU has to be signed by both the Governments. Hence Board aspires that this task should be given to J&K Agro Industries Ltd. and also some marketing societies should be formed by involving unemployed youths of the State. Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department should function as promotional agency which has its offices in different states of the country.
10. The State has the potential of producing flowers to the tune of Rs.5500.00 crores as per the report of scientists of ICAR New Delhi. Thus there is a need to popularize the commercial floriculture and involve more unemployed youths by devising some attractive schemes for them. Besides a vibrant marketing platform for floriculture is also required to be established, especially at Airports, Railway stations and in metropolitan cities of the country. One floriculture mandi needs to be established at Mata Vishno Devi at Katra, besides the Govt. should identify two places each at Srinagar and at Jammu cities where the mandies for proper marketing of floriculture can be made. Further the subsidy in air freight and railway freight needs to be given to the progressive entrepreneurs.



Besides the maximum funding under centrally sponsored schemes from State shear needs to be given. Encouraging such programmes will also have a positive effect in motivating the rural youth to undertake such ventures as their source of income.
11. In the Sericulture sector the cocoon rearing is being done by more than fifty thousand farmers who are producing ten lakh kilograms of cocoon. The farmers are being provided assistance for reeling sheds and reeling equipments which have been curtailed and needs to be restored as per requirements. Demands from farmers have been made for establishing chakwaki centres. The plantation of mulberry plants is the basic raw material for this industry and stress is being made that farmers be provided at least Rs.50/- per plant for plantation with a target of ten lakh plants during the next year.
12. The state is importing meat, poultry products, fish, milk etc worth thousands of cores of rupees from other states of the country which is badly affecting our economy. Efforts are required to be made to manage the production of these products locally by the best use of available technology with adequate and purposeful training to the entrepreneurs. With over 3000 Poultry farms in the valley, Chicken Meat production is emerging as a potential entrepreneurial enterprise among the employment seeking educated youth of Kashmir. As per the data about 400 lakh birds are being annually consumed in Kashmir province, while about 140 lakh birds are being reared locally, as such there is a huge potential of poultry farming in the valley. However there has been seen decline in this sector during last few years and people are now reluctant to take up poultry as a source of their livelihood. The Board has made a case study on one progressive farmer of Jammu division who is associated with poultry job. The following study has emerged:-


CASE STUDY
COST OF CHICK = RS.45.00
COST ON FEEDS = RS.50.00
COST ON MEDICINES = RS.5.00
LABOUR = RS.5.00
MISC. = RS.5.00
TOTAL INPUT COST = RS.110.00 PER KG
OUTPUT COST = RS.100.00 PER KG
LOSS = RS.10.00 PER KG.
Since the Farmers involved in poultry production, buy chicks on higher prices from other states which is the main reason of increasing their in-put costs. Hence the Board feels that the Hatchery units under Sheep& Animal Husbandry Department, J&K Govt. each at Srinagar and Jammu needs to be strengthened to meet the requirement locally. Further there is a need to establish more hatchery units by involving unemployed youths while giving them good support through the Govt.
13. For judicious use and to stop the spurious supply of pesticides, there is a need to make a Pesticide Regulatory Authority, besides the enforcement wing of the Agriculture Department needs to be strengthened.
14. Availability of fodder is inadequate which effects the growth of animal husbandry sector. Efforts are required to be made to increase the area under fodder crops and also grow fodder plants in waste and forest lands. Further there has been observed a big gap between Paddy and Wheat Harvest and hence which can be exploited for fodder cultivation; however some incentives, like free seeds and fertilizers are required to be provided to the farmers.
12.13. In the Horticulture sector, the production of fruit corps in the temperate and sub-tropical regions can be increased by utilizing honey bees as pollinators. The need is to expand Apiculture sector which can generate employment for the unemployed and landless youth. The bees will also provide honey and its by-products. Under” Horticulture Mission: for development of new orchards with High Density plantation, the farmers get 50% subsidy for making green Houses structures, while as the 50% of the cost he has to bear himself. The Board has observed that most of the farmers are reluctant to avail opportunity, due to the fact that these farmers are not in a position to bear 50%cost. Hence the Board feels that the State has not been able to utilize the potential available in this sector.
13.14. Introduction of Banana Cultivation in Jammu:- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicines (IIIM), Jammu have reportedly started cultivation of Banana Variety “BHIM” on trial basis in Chatha farm, which has given excellent results. As per their findings, the Banana has huge potential in Jammu Division and hence the Board feels that this crop should be exploited on commercial scale as a cash crop especially in Kandi areas.
14.15. Mushroom production can also be the area which can provide substantial income to the growers in our state. There is need to produce and supply the pasteurized compost to the growers at subsidised rates. Moreover the entrepreneurs requires to be identified to produce spawn of good quality and also take up pasteurized compost production on commercial production and take up value addition programmes for this crop. The units already in place at Udhampur, Jatwall and Thana Mandi needs to be operationalized. Further a grid is required to be created by interlinking temperate and sub-tropical areas during mushroom growing seasons.
15.16. There are about more than fifteen thousand fishermen in J&K. Low cost housing facility is being provided with 100% subsidy to the fishermen. During the year 2013-14 the department was provided an amount of Rs. 6.60 crores for the purpose but during the current years the amount has been reduced. Further the ponds with livestock at times get damaged due to the floods and other natural calamities and farmers suffer heavily. For reconditioning and repairing of these ponds the Centre Govt. has kept some provisions which are however applicable to the fish ponds having Corp fish ,but in case of damage to the trout fish ponds ,such provisions are not in this centrally sponsored scheme. Hence the Govt. should pursue this matter before the Govt .of India. Previously the farmers under fish cultivation use to get 80% subsidy {80:20}, 20% was to be made by the farmer. However the Govt. has reduced it to {40% by the Govt. and 60% by the farmer}, resulting loss of interest among the farmers. Hence the Board feels that this subsidy of 80% by the Govt. and 20% by the farmer needs to be restored. There is a need for substantial increase in funds allocation for this sector. The above points emerged during various discussions held with the members of the Board and the progressive farmers.
16.17. The Board feels that six Models under Integrating Farming Systems needs to be adopted two each at Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu respectively {One for dry land and one for irrigated land} while involving all the departments who will work under one umbrella and J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans shall act as nodal agency.
17.18. The Board, as on date has 67 nominated State Board members drawn from different blocks and districts, who visit fields and represent the farmers’ community of the state. The Board takes their suggestions and advices and accordingly submits advisories to the Govt. These State Board members does not get any type of honorarium or any sort of refreshment, but still they take it as their moral responsibility and duty for the citizens of this State. Since the State of Jammu and Kashmir is a welfare State and its people have a lot of faith on its existence. Hence the Board feels that the Govt. should fix some honorarium as an encouragement to them.
18.19. Estimates of the milk production as per study undertaken by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics J&K during the year 2008-09 reveal that out of annual production of milk reckoning to 765.089 thousand metric tonnes in the Kashmir region, 97.910 thousand metric tonnes are produced by local non-descript cows/buffalo. The milk production which was almost stagnant between 1950 and 1970 with an annual growth rate of merely one per cent has since registered a vigorous growth. It has increased from 140.00(000) tonnes (1982-83) annually to 1123(000) tonnes in 2010-11 (Estimates A.H. Deptt). The significant increase in milk production over the years has made possible the establishment of many milk processing plants in the recent years under private sector making possible the availability of fresh and hygienic milk to the urban consumers of Srinagar city. The milk producers in the Kashmir Valley at present are facing great difficulty in sale of surplus milk in view of a weak dairy cooperative sector. The farmers are exploited by the private traders and as such cannot get the remunerative price for their produce. So there is a dire need for establishment of milk plants and milk diaries in each village in the State.
19.20. Since for more than 80% families, agriculture is the only way to transform their lives. With the upcoming of widening of National Highway and converting it in to 4-lane system, a major chunk of agriculture land coming under this has been notified. The effected farmers claim compensation as per the prevailing market rates there. Hence Board feels that the Govt. should revisit the rates fixed for this land.
20.21. Formulation of rules, regulations and the By-laws of the Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board on the lines of other Boards need to be framed. Since in absence of clear cut policies pertaining to the activities of the Board only selected programmes are presently taken up in consultation with State Agriculture Production Department. Hence the rules and by-laws have to be proactive based on the basic requirement of farmers. However it is the endeavour of the Hon’ble Chief Minister (Chair Person of Board) that the General Administration has issued an OM under No. GAD(Adm)29/2010-V dated 14-02-2018 addressed to Commissioner Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department J&K Government , who has been asked to initiate a proposal in this regard. The issue has been also discussed among State Board Members who have suggested that a committee of following expert may please be got constituted under the Chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department.
• Shri D.P. Khajuria, Ex. Director Agriculture.
• Dr.S.S. Jamwal, Ex. Director Agriculture.
• Dr.Sarwar Naqash Ex. Director Horticulture.
• Dr. Gh. Hassan Shah Ex. Director Horticulture.
• Shri S. Tajinder Singh Board Member.
Since the present Government of Jammu and Kashmir is strongly committed to the welfare of its farmers, and the policies and programmes of the Govt. are very clear to up lift its farmers. Hence keeping all these factors in view, the Kisan Board after their deliberations with all State Board Members has proposed some valuable suggestions to be discussed in this august house for approval and appropriate decisions.

Besides, the following suggestions are made for the approval of the house and orders issued accordingly:-
1. That the Members of the State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans shall be invited/called to participate in their respective District Development Board Meetings enabling them to highlight the problems of the Kisan community.
2. That the Board Members at State, district and block level shall be taken into confidence while framing the annual plans at state district and block levels by the concerned Agriculture and allied departments.
3. That the Kisan Board Members shall be invited by the SKUAST Srinagar/Jammu in their Seminars, Work Shops and in other activities held by them and should extend every support whenever sought by the Board.
4. That the Bankers shall be liable to process the loan cases of unemployed youth identified by the Kisan Board and sponsored by the concerned department and intimate the Board about the progress and action taken. They may also attend the Kisan Board meetings as and when called.
17.04.2018 AGENDA FOR 4TH BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON 17TH APRIL, 2018 AT 11.00 AM AT WAZARAT ROAD, JAMMU

Introduction

The Establishment of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir is a sincere and powerful demonstration of Government’s resolve to look into the worsening plight of farmers of the State. It would be an arm of the State Government closer to the Farmers and its work would be more relevant in addressing the problems that farmers face in their daily drudgery. Although there are numerous Boards in the country, but the J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans with a holistic and synergetic mission concentrated on welfare and development of farmers of the State is unique of its kind in the country.
The Board was constituted in the year 2010 in light of Government Order No: 99 - GAD of 2010 dated 19.01.2010. The Hon’ble Chief Minister is its Chairperson.
At present Shri Daljit Singh Chib is heading the Board as Vice Chairman having the status of Minister of State who was appointed by the Government vide Order No: 576-GAD of 2015 dated 20.04.2015.
The Government has also nominated 67 Board Members Vide Order No: 692- GAD of 2016 Dated: 02.07.2016 for the Board representing different Blocks and Districts of the State and these members have been drawn among Progressive farmers of the State. The Complete particulars of these nominated Board Members are enclosed as Annexure -B:-
Minutes of 3rd Meeting of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans held under the Chairmanship of
Hon’ble Chief Minister on 15th of November; 2016 at 11.30 a.m at Banquet Hall, Wazarat Road, Jammu

Present:
1. Hon’ble Chief Minister,
2. Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister,
3. Hon’ble Minister for R&B (PWD)
4. Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture,
5. Hon’ble Minister for Finance,
6. Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development.
7. Hon’ble Minister for Food, Supplies & Consumer Affairs,
8. Hon’ble Minister for Cooperatives,
9. Hon’ble Minister for Animal/Sheep Husbandry,
10. Hon’ble Minister for PHE, Irrigation & FC
11. Hon’ble Minister of State for Revenue,
12. Hon’ble Minister of State for Horticulture/Floriculture,
13. Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture,
14. Hon’ble Vice Chairman (MOS) J&K State Advisory Board for
Development of Kisans.

Besides, the following officers were present:-
1. Chief Secretary, J&K State.
2. Financial Commissioner Agriculture Production Department.
3. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu
4. Administrative Secretary Irrigation & F.C Department.
5. Administrative Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry Department.
6. Administrative Secretary Rural Development Department.
7. Administrative Secretary Tourism/Floriculture Department.
8. Administrative Secretary Horticulture Department.
9. Vice Chancellor SKUAST Jammu.
10. Director Extension/Research SKUAST Jammu.
11. Chairman Jammu & Kashmir Bank
12. Chairman J&K Cooperative Bank
13. Registrar Cooperative J&K
14. Director Information J&K Jammu.
15. Director Planning (PD&MD) J&K Jammu.
16. Director Floriculture Jammu.
17. Director Horticulture Jammu.
18. Additional Commissioner, Kashmir.
19. Director Horticulture Planning & Marketing.
20. Director Rural Development Department Jammu.
21. Director Rural Development Development Srinagar
22. Chief Engineer Irrigation Jammu.
23. Chief Engineer Irrigation Kashmir
24. Director Command Area Jammu
25. Director Agriculture Jammu.
26. Joint Director Agriculture Srinagar
27. Director Animal Husbandry Jammu
28. Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu
29. Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir
30. Director Fisheries J&K ,Jammu
31. Director Sericulture Jammu
32. Adl. Secretary to Government Cooperative Department.
33. General Manager NABARD Jammu.
34. General Manager FCI Jammu.
35. Deputy Director CAPD Srinagar.
36. Deputy Director Central (Agriculture)Jammu
37. Project Officer Command Jammu
38. Deputy Director Floriculture Jammu.

The following Members of the Kisan Advisory Board were also present in the meeting:-

1. Shri D.P. Khajuria, Gandhinagar, Jammu
2. Shri Sat Paul Singh Charak, Bishna, Jammu.
3. Shri Rajesh Sharma (Bitu) R. S. Pora
4. Shri Tajinder Singh, Marh, Jammu.
5. Shri Mohammad Maqbool War, Sopore
6. Shri Bashir Ahmed Vaid, Pahalgam
7. Shri Ghulam Nabi Dar, Shangus Anantnag,
8. Shri Mushtaq Ahmed Laway Kulgam,
9. Shri Mohd Shafi Sheikh, Chadora , Budgam,
10. Shri Mohammad Ayoob Rather, Devsar Anantnag,
11. Shri Punchok Tundup Leh
12. Shri Mohammad Ali Majaz Kargil,
13. Ch. Dev Raj, R.S.Pora,
14. Shri Amrik Singh Doda
15. Qazi Abdul Latief Poonch,
16. Shri Chain Singh, Reasi,
17. Shri Narain Dutt, Billawar Kathua,
18. Shri Subash Dasgotra, R. S.Pora
19. Shri Rakesh Anthal, Udhampur,
20. Shri Ziaul Haq Rajouri,
21. Shri Chuni Lal R. S. Pora,
22. Shri Baldev Singh R. S Pora,
23. Peer Shabir Ahmed Kokernag,
24. Aga Syed Mohsin, Budgam
25. Shri Shiv Charan, Udhampur,
26. Shri Arun Sudan, Sunderbani Rajouri,
27. Shri K. L. Sharma, Jammu,
28. Shri Mohammad Shaban Bhat, Pulwama,
29. Shri Ankush Chowdery, Akhnoor, Jammu..
30. Shri Pishori Lal Sharma, Dungi Rajouri,
31. Shri Mohammad Abdullah Lone, Kupwara,
32. Shri Swarn Singh Bhau, Barnai, Jammu,
33. Shri Surinder Singh Pawar Akhnoor, Jammu.
34. Shri Prakash Singh Jamwal, Jandrah Jammu,
35. Shri Vijay Kumar Sharma, Dansal, Jammu.


At the outset the Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans welcomed the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Hon’ble Ministers, Hon’ble Ministers of State, Chief Secretary, Administrative Secretaries, Officers, Kisan Board Members and other distinguished guests in the meeting. While initiating the deliberations of the meeting he stated that the establishment of Advisory Board for Development of Kisans by the State Government was a sincere demonstration of Government’s resolve to look into the problems of farmers of the State. He stated that the Board would be an arm of the State Government closer to the farmers and its work would be more relevant in addressing the issues of the farmers.
The Secretary of the Board read out the agenda points through power point presentation.
The members of Board present in the meeting expressed their views pertaining to the improvements required in the Agriculture and allied sectors and suggested the measures which are briefly mentioned as under:-
1. Organic farming is gaining popularity as production through this mechanism fetches premium price. A separate project needs to be planned and implemented for crops, vegetables and fruits in the State. It was informed that five Companies dealing in the export of Basmati rice have executed an MOU with Agriculture department for export of Basmati rice and 13000 farmers have been registered from different districts. These companies are procuring Basmati paddy from the registered growers and exporting rice to different countries. It was suggested that the State is producing Basmati, Rajmash and Walnut under organic conditions, the grower’s cooperatives and self-help groups should be organized from out of the registered growers identified by the companies and these groups be promoted, guided and linked with APEDA or any other agency for rice export so that they can get the benefit of higher price. Till this arrangement is established at the base level, the companies dealing in the export of rice be directed to provide at least 25% incentive for paddy procurement over and above the prevalent market rate.
The technology communication in Agriculture sector is required to be started from the village level and it was proposed that since each Agriculture circle is having homogeneous soil and climate conditions therefore the SKUAST Jammu/Srinagar can suggest suitable crop rotations based on available technology for adoption. In the beginning demonstrations of recommended rotation need to be organized and village training camps held so that maximum farmers get benefited.
The package of practices issued by SKUAST Jammu/Srinagar from time to time need to be made available at the level of common farmer. Agriculture Inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, weedicides etc should be included in the J&K Public Service Guarantee Act for Agriculture and allied departments so that accountability and time bound issuance of agriculture inputs to the farmers are ensured.
The weather fluctuations are natural and very common which creates problems for seed supply in early or late sowings. It was suggested that a seed bank be established to deal with such situation and stocks are procured and stored accordingly. Seed village concept should be made compulsory for the multiplication of seeds of self-pollinated crops for the approved varieties and farmers provided proper incentives. Similar efforts are required to be made for increasing availability of quality vegetable, fodder, oil seeds and other seeds.
In case of fertilizers there is imbalance in use of NPK (nitrogen, Phosphors and potash). To improve the situation, the State may switch over on large scale for popularization of NPK complex fertilizers like 12:32:16. Efforts have also to be made to popularize the use of bio fertilizers, zinc sulphate etc.
The agricultural machinery is getting popular with the present efforts under different schemes and has resulted in the increase in demand for items like seed drill (tractor driven), reapers, paddy transplanters, power tillers, thrashers etc. The present subsidy component available under different CSSs is insufficient. Keeping in view the local conditions and small holding of our farmers, the subsidy component is required to be increased substantially.
2. An innovative Agriculture Policy is need of the hour at a situation where the State is grappling with managing employment opportunities for the rural youth who are getting disillusioned with farming as a profession. The land holdings are shrinking gradually because of explosion in population. The Agriculture Policy need to keep all these factors in view before it is made public. The State is having different agro climatic zones and best possible exploitation of its available land resources has to be the theme of its policy where full protection to the soils & generating maximum per unit production output is ensured. There has to be a policy well linked with proper supply and availability of inputs and extension services and management of disposal of produce of the farmers at the remunerative price. Consolidation of land holdings on voluntarily basis have to be revived & this will have a great impact in increase of the crop production. The use of agriculture land for non-agriculture purposes is a great concern and steps required to be taken to check it, even if, some additional Legislative measures are initiated.

3. There are no permanent procurement mandies for Paddy, Wheat and Maize in the grain producing areas and only adhoc system is in place which is being managed by FCI in coordination with the Departments of Agriculture and Food & Consumer Affairs. Permanent mandies are required to be established at the specific places so that the procurement is taken up regularly by the designated agency and in this connection necessary amendments are required to be made in the “J&K Agriculture Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act. 1997” which proposal has been submitted by the Horticulture (M&P) department to the Government. There is an urgent need to enact full-fledged Agriculture Production Act in the State.
4. Monkey menace is a very serious problem in many districts of the State and the farmers affected are unable to grow normal crops. Serious thinking on priority is required by scientists of SKUAST, Agriculture department, forest department (Wild Protection) and other concerned agencies to suggest alternative cropping pattern and take up measures to deal with this situation. Himachal Pradesh has done some work in this regard and we should get in touch with the authorities of HP state and this may prove helpful to evolve our strategy.

5. The State has the potential of producing flowers worth thousands of crores of rupees and there is need to organize this sector with focus to provide quality planting material, technology and market support. The growing of flower bulbs is the monopoly of J&K and this activity can also be scientifically organized in the temperate areas which will result in self-employment opportunities and culminate our dependence on import of bulbs from Holland and other areas. The Department of Floriculture is required to be made accountable with respect to development of floriculture in the State and the floriculture wing in the Agriculture department should be winded up and the assets created like Nunar Farm Ganderbal, Lavender and Rose Farm Budgam, Research Centre Marh should be transferred to Floriculture department to end the duplication of one and the same work. Two markets with suitable storage arrangements for Srinagar and Jammu are required to be established to provide market support to this sector.

6. Only one third of the cultivated area under different crops is irrigated in J&K and the rest is surviving for crop cultivation on natural precipitation. This area requires special treatment as it is spread over in consolidated big chunks from Lakhanpur to Baramullah. Agriculture Universities have to come forward with proper recommendations for such area. To ensuring maximum utilization of available Irrigation methods like drip irrigation and sprinkle irrigation have to be adopted on large scale. The ponds are traditional source of water in Kandi and other un-irrigated areas and they require reclamation and rejuvenation on priority basis and may form a priority programme in MGNREGA. New ponds can also be established as per availability of location in catchment areas. Desilting in existing canals and khouls are required to be done on priority as the water is not reaching to the tail end. Ranjan Lift Irrigation Canal needs immediate attention as most of its lifting pumps are not in working order with the result the water is not coming in gravity. Nardoo khoul in Arnas (Reasi) is in deteriorated condition since 1992 and is non-functional. It requires to be made operational on priority so that a vast chunk of land can get irrigated.

7. The fruit Canning units exist in some of the district headquarters and least one demonstration-cum-commercial canning Centre is required to be established at each district. The surplus production of horticulture and vegetable crops can be canned and marketed to avoid distress sale/wastage. For utilization of the culled fruits especially apple, juice concentrate plants in the private sector can be established which can generate additional self-employment opportunities. On the same pattern the units can be established for walnut grading in the rural areas. A well organized effort for production of planting material, communication of technology and establishment of orchards have to be planned. Apricot cultivation in Ladakh region is the monopoly item of J&K, the area under this fruit requires expansion at accelerated pace and can be marketed in raw farm and after value addition.

8. J&K is having huge potential for undertaking production of cold water fish which is of premium quality and in great demand. In the other areas growing of fish in ponds, streams etc., have also to be accelerated. The scheme of trainings, supply of equipment and market support with higher outlay is required to be ensured. Fisheries in Leh and Kargil are blessed with vast potential and disposal of the produce as raw or after value addition is possible and it needs large scale expansion.

9. Small and large Diary units are required to be established in private sector in the State. The introduction of a scheme for importing high quality, high yielding semen of the recommended livestock is required to be introduced so that local livestock get up-graded for increased milk production. The mutton and poultry production in the state needs augmentation as 90% of our requirements are being met by imports from other states. Poultry parks are required to be established at Srinagar and Jammu and poultry needs to be declared as an industry. There is an urgent need to ban the import of poultry and mutton from outside the state for some time as our own production of poultry and mutton is being negated for use by the unscrupulous elements who are engaged with this trade.
10. Cooperative is an important sector in promoting all programmes in the Agriculture production sector. A good beginning has been made by conducting the elections of majority of the Cooperative societies which have paved the way for revival of cooperative sector. Need is being felt to take some initiative on selective basis to revive some of the marketing societies located at prime locations. Providing assistance by the Government for working capital for identified activities (as per location and need of the area) and restoration of the infrastructure of the societies on the modern lines in need of the hour.

11. It was unanimously agreed that Kisan Advisory Board should be strengthened by providing sufficient funds for broaden its activities besides the required staff to run the affairs of the Board be sanctioned by the government on priority basis.
On the directions of the Chair, Financial Commissioner Agriculture Production Department, Administrative Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry Department, Administrative Secretary Floriculture Department, Administrative Secretary Horticulture department clarified some of the points raised by some Kisan Board members during their speeches.

Shri Sham Lal Chowdery Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation & Flood Control stated that the department of Irrigation and PHE is actively engaged in implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes with special attention to Kandi and rainfed areas which is in compliance to the flagship scheme of Pradanmantri Krishi Sainchai Youjna wherein availability of funds will not be any problem. He assured to provide water to every field and utilize every drop of water.

Shri Abdul Gani Kohli, Hon’ble Minister for Animal/Sheep Husbandry stated that the prices of mutton, milk, eggs etc are determined by the Food, Supply and Consumer Affairs Department which should have been under the jurisdiction of Animal/Sheep Husbandry department and suggested removal of this anomaly henceforth. He further suggested that it would be in the fitness of things if part of the MLAs Constituency Development Fund is earmarked for promoting the Blue Revolution in the State so that dependence on import of meat and poultry from outside the state is minimized. He further stated that he intends to establish poultry villages in all the areas of the state and in this regard a beginning has been made by creating one poultry village in Kalakote constituency.

Shri Chering Dorjey Hon’ble Minister for Cooperatives stated that out of three thousand cooperative societies most of them are defunct and now elections have been conducted in Ladakh and Jammu division Cooperative Societies and suitable proposal are being worked out for revival of such societies. He further stated that a new disease known as LOCAS has shown its presence upto Kargil and Zanskar which needs to be identified and curbed at the earliest otherwise it would spread devastation in the whole State. He stated that two main things i.e Sabthong (fruit) and Pashmina of Ladakh are required to be given priority by importing modern technology/machinery for exploitation of these two commodities.

Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali, Hon’ble Minister for Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs was of the view that the procurement of maize will be ensured in the needy areas at minimum support price and proposed that the involved farmers be paid bonus/incentive of Rs.200/- per quintal from Government side. He further stated that for the current year two thousand metric tons of maize will be procured on minimum support price.

Shri Abdul Haq Khan Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development stated that efforts are being made to dev-tail the schemes of Rural Development with Agriculture, Horticulture and other sectors. Digging of ponds and restoration of old ponds, plantation of different types of plants are some of the items of priority of his department.

Shri G. N. Lone Hanjura, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture emphasized that a revolving fund for promoting the production and marketing of Mushkbudji and Basmati paddy is required to be provided to the Agriculture department. He further stated that loan on KCC which was required to be waived off is still awaited which requires early action by the Finance department and its limit needs to be increased from present scale. He further stated that present provision for subsidizing the agricultural machinery/inputs is quite inadequate and it need substantial enhancement by the finance department. He suggested that funds for establishment of vegetable clusters in the state be provided by the Finance department. He also suggested that frequent meetings of the Kisan Board should be held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Dr. Haseeb Draboo Hon’ble Minister for Finance was of the opinion that Kisan Board should concentrate on certain points which would prove helpful for the agriculture in its overall development. He suggested working on the following points by the Kisan Board:-
1. Constituting Self-help groups in agriculture production.
2. Social engagement and community involvement.
3. Recommendations for Minimum Support Price of agriculture products.
4. Implementation of Central schemes on Agriculture and allied sectors.
5. Revival of Social prestige in agriculture Production.
6. Agriculture census on food products, milk products, pulses and vegetables.
Shri Abdul Rehman Veeri, Hon’ble Minister for R&B emphasized for close check on the sale of pesticides and other chemicals particularly in horticulture sector so that farmers do not get the spurious material and their crops are saved from losses. He informed that modern and well equipped Laboratory for testing of pesticides and other chemicals would start from the current year in the State, as Horticulture Minister in the past, he has extensively worked on it. Regarding the production of dry fruit he stated that walnut industry has almost come to a grinding halt as its export from the State has totally stopped due to many reasons which are beyond expression. He gave thrust on diary development, animal health and Command Area Development.
The Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh Congratulated the Hon’ble Chief Minister who is the Chairperson of the Board for conducting the Board meeting. He stated that “Fasal Bema Youjana” scheme is required to be implemented at the earliest possible in the State. He was of the view that in the Kandi areas growing of Khair, Amla, Ber etc are required to be encouraged for ensuring some income to the farmers. He also stated that for promoting agriculture sector the cooperative movement needs to be fully revived in the State. Promoting growth of herbs in the selected areas can add substantial income of the farmers which needs to be taken up on priority. He said that marketing of wool is to be organized so that genuine price is received by the sheep/goat rearers and in this connection the Wool Development Board activity need proper streamlining by the department.
In her valedictory address the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mohtarama Mehbooba Mufti said that rural economy needs to be given a push as other economies have either reached a saturation stage or are not so rewarding. She said agriculture and allied sectors still hold a good scope of employability in rural and semi-urban areas. She said if concerted efforts are made agriculture would see a turnaround in the coming four to five years. She expressed happiness that procurement mandies are being set up in many areas of the State which would enable farmers in stabilization of selling price of their produce. She further said that more and more soil testing labs are being set up to advise farmers which land is suitable for which cultivation. She suggested commercial exploitation of wild foods, herbs and mentioned specifically Anar Dana to be promoted for commercial cultivation. She further said that over the decades farmers have started losing interest in the trade due to poor or unstable marketing facilities or fear of crop loss in the event of any natural calamity like drought, hailstorm, floods etc.
She asked the administration to plug the loopholes in this regard and see how various schemes and programmes meant for marketing agricultural produce and insurance of the crops are effectively and extensively executed on the ground. Likewise, she said, transportation also plays a role in the timely dispatch of the agriculture produce to mandies and directed augmentation of the same. She mentioned the demand of flowers in our daily life and asked the Floriculture Department to promote flower cultivation in a big way. She suggested that the Market Intervention Scheme should not be restricted to fruits only but be extended to flowers and other produce. She said funds won’t be a problem in this regard. She also suggested that funds under Constituency Development Fund may be used to undertake economic activities in poultry, fisheries, apiculture and other areas of rural economy. She also suggested creating constituency-wise model villages for poultry, milk, fisheries, vegetables, basmati, mushkbudji, sheep etc. where these rural economy sectors would be developed exclusively and extensively. She said Animal & Sheep husbandry sector has a huge potential in strengthening rural economy.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister sought details of waiving off of Kisan credit loans and directed removal of all bottlenecks to make the process speedy. She also sought details of the steps being taken for development of vegetable mandi at Assar Doda and also steps being taken for promotion of Sunflower cultivation in the State. She gave stress for flagging crop insurance and marketing support to the produce as key to restore the confidence of farming community in the agriculture sector. She directed the administration to see how these two facilities are ensured to agriculturists even as she suggested use of Constituency Development Fund funds to give a push to rural economy.


Place: Jammu.
Dated:01.12.2016

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Action Taken Report
The Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, circulated the Minutes of the 3rd Board Meeting vide office communication No.JKSABDK/2016/Minutes/640-51 dated 1-12-2016 among all the Participants for fallow up of the decisions taken in the 3rd Board Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir State on 15th of November, 2016 at Banquet Hall, Wazarat Road, Jammu. The minutes of the 3rd Meeting were circulated under Proper Receipt from the all concerned. However the Departments concerned did not submit any action taken report to this Board till date. Although reminders were given vide Communication No.JKSABDK/F-124/2017/525-59 dated 20-7-2017, and under a fresh reminder vide letter no. JKSABDK/F-124/2017-18/489-524 dated 16-03-2018. Only Director Floriculture Department, Kashmir and Director Research, SKUAST Jammu have submitted the action taken report by mail on 27th March, 2018.






Performance of Board For the last 3 years.
The Board so far organized various Kisan Melas-cum-awareness Camps at district, tehsil and panchayat levels throughout the State wherein concerned District Development Commissioners, Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments and progressive Farmers participated. The Farmers were exposed to the latest techniques of farming; the Scientists and extension workers of KVK centres delivered and demonstrated the innovative methods of farming to the audiences which was organized by the J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans under the medium of ICE (Information, Communication and Education) programme. With the interaction between the Kisans and Officers, many issues got resolved on spot through the intervention of the concerned Deputy Commissioners and Agriculture Officers. The minutes of the meetings held so far have been sent to the concerned Hon’ble Ministers and Administrative Secretaries for appropriate action at their end. More than fifteen hundred Farmers participated in each of these Kisan Melas-cum-awareness camps and got themselves acquainted with the welfare schemes of the government. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans has formulated a book titled “Annadatha” wherein these achievements from the year June, 2015 till date have been incorporated. However these achievements made by Board are reproduced here as under:-
1. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a One day Workshop on Production & Promotion of Export Quality of Basmati Rice on 02/06/2015 at R.S Pura, Jammu.
2. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Study tour of 30 Farmers to the State of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi from22nd June 2015 to 26th June 2015.
3. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a meeting of Shri Daljit Singh Chib Hon’ble Vice Chairman, of the Board with the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Govt of India on 26th June 2015.
4. On spot field visit was organized by the J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans. The Hon’ble Vice Chairman alongwith Director Agriculture Department, Jammu and other officers of Agriculture Department visited the paddy fields at Pouni Chak, Seri Rakwala, Gowmanasa, Nai Basti, KothiPurn, Dei Chak, Suhagni, Domi, Upper, Garota, Ahote, Panjor and Chinor, Jammu on 31/07/2015.
5. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a visit of Sh. Daljit Singh Chib, Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans to CSK Agricultural University Palampur, Himachal Pradesh on 04/08/2015 to 07/08/2015.
6. A Review meeting was held on 28/08/2015 with the officers of Agriculture Production Department and Allied Sectors in the Conference Hall of the Board office at Pragati Bhawan Jammu.
7. J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, arranged a field visit of Board Members along with officers of Agriculture Department to the standing Maize Crops at Kana Chak Jammu.
8. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Visit of Hon’ble Vice Chairman and some farmers of Ladakh region to Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) unit of DRDO at Leh.
9. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans Organized an Inauguration function, of Paddy Procurement Centres at Billawar Kathua on 20th November 2015.
10. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a visit of Hon’ble Vice Chairman to command areas in Akhnoor, Khour and Paragwal.
11. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a review meeting under the chairmanship of Jenab Ghulam Nabi lone Hanjura, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture Production on 28th Nov. 2015 at Conference Hall, Board office Jammu.
12. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans participated in the Soil Health Day function held by SKUAST on 05th December, 2015.
13. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Pre- Budget Meeting held on 4th January, 2016 with Hon’ble Finance Minister J&K State.
14. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans participated in the North Regional Natural Farming Conference held at Pingalwara Amritsar on 15th March, 2016 till 17th March 2016.
15. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized the Kisan Mela in Collaboration with SKUAST-Jammu on 18th March & 19th March 2016.
16. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized Awareness –cum –Kisan Mela at Khour, Akhnoor on 11th April 2016.
17. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a field visit of Board Members to the Paddy Sowing fields at District Ganderbal on 18th June 2016.
18. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged an Exposure tour for 42 Farmers to the State of Punjab on 21st Aug, 2016.
19. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Visit of Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans to Indo-Israel Project, Haryana.
20. One Day Awareness –cum –Kisan Mela was organized by J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Ladakh on 29th August, 2016 at Leh.
21. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized also a similar type of Awareness –cum –Kisan Mela at Kargil on 31st August, 2016.
22. Awareness Camp –cum- Kisan Mela among women farmers was organized at Poonch on 22th Sept, 2016, where in Shri Jahangir Hussain Mir Hon’ble Deputy Chairman Legislative Council also attended.
23. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans participated in the One day conference organized by NABARD at Lucknow on 6th October, 2016.
24. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged its 3rd Board meeting on 15th November, 2016 at Banquet Hall Wazarat Road, Jammu.
25. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized an inauguration function of Maize Procurement Centre at SIOT, LAM and DANGRI, Rajouri, on 20th November, 2016.
26. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a Field visit of farmers on 9th December 2016 to Hariya Chak Kathua, where they were demonstrated about cultivation of Turmeric.
27. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a Mega Kisan –Cum –Awareness Mela at Sangare (Mandli) Billawar, Kathua on 13th December, 2016, where about 7000 farmers attended.
28. The Board arrangement a Visit of Shri Daljit Singh Chib, Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans to CSK Agriculture University, Palampur Himachal Pradesh on 15th December, 2016.
29. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a pre-budget meeting on 30th December, 2016 with Hon’ble Finance Minister J&K State.
30. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a One Day Awareness -Camp -cum Kisan Mela under the ICE program at Jourian District Jammu on 31st January, 2017.
31. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a tour of 10 Progressive Farmers to Horti-India, 2017 held at Institute of Horticulture Technology, Greater Noida (UP).
32. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans participated the Awareness –Cum- Kisan Samelan on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna on 04th March, 2017 at Baramulla,where the Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture ,Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India also attended.
33. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans Organized a Kisan Mela in collaboration with SKUAST, Jammu on 17th and 18th March, 2017.
34. The Board Organized a meeting at the Conference Hall of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisan at Jammu with Hon’ble Minister for Irrigation PHE and Flood Control on 24th March, 2017 to address the irrigation issues of farmers.
35. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a One Day Awareness Camp-cum –Kisan Mela at Pouni, Reasi on 25th March, 2017.
36. The Board Arranged the field visit of Shri Daljit Singh Chib Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans to Nasik, Maharashtra, where he was given demonstration on cultivation of onion.
37. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged an Interaction Meeting of Sh. Daljit Singh Chib, Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans with Sh. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Govt.of India, at Krishi Bhawan New Delhi.
38. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged the visit of Board Members, Experts and Hon’ble Vice Chairman to District Ramban to assess the damage of crops due to cloud burst.
39. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged the visit of Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans to Chenani, Udhampur to assess the damage of Garlic Crop due to Hail storm.
40. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged an Interaction meeting with Poultry Entrepreneurs of the Kashmir Province at Meeting hall of Board office at PIB Building Lal Chowk Srinagar.
41. J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Paddy Procurement Meeting under the Chairmanship of Dr. Nirmal Singh, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister J&K State, in his office chamber at Civil Secretariat, Jammu.
42. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged the Inauguration of Paddy Procurement Centre at Dungara, Billawar, Kathua at 6th November, 2016.
43. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Wheat Procurement meeting on 11th April 2017 at Board office at Pragati Bhawan Rail Head Complex, Jammu.
44. J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Meeting in its office at the PIB Building Lal chowk, Srinagar on 8th May, 2017 to address the issue of inundation/submergence of 400 kanals of Paddy land in Awantipora Pulwama.
45. J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a meeting of Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for development of Kisans with Shri Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture, Farmers’ welfare and Panchayati Raj, Government of India on 19/5/2017 at New Delhi.
46. J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans Organized a one day exposure tour of 70 Farmers of Kashmir province to Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH) Government of India Rangreth, Srinagar on 24th May,2017.
47. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a One Day awareness –cum –Kisan Mela on 25th May,2017 in collobration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra , Baramullah at Rohamma Block of District Baramulla.
48. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Review Meeting on 5th of June, 2017 at Board office, Srinagar.
49. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Field visit of Hon’ble Vice chairman and Board Members to district Ramban on 13th June, 2017.
50. J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a meeting of Hon’ble Vice Chairman with the Scientists of Indian Council of Agriculture and Research (ICAR) Pusa. New Delhi, in the Conference Hall at J&K House Chankiya Puri New Delhi on 27th July, 2017.
51. Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for development of Kisans arranged a meeting at Board office at Jammu on 29th August, 2017 to review the implementation of various schemes and see the preparedness of concerned departments and FCI for procurement of Paddy.
52. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Field visit to Floriculture Nurseries on 22nd September, 2017, developed by Progressive Entrepreneurs in the down town area of District Srinagar.
53. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans Organized a review meeting on 27th September, 2017 at Sheikh-ul-Alam Hall District Development Commissioner’s office, Budgam.
54. J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Seven days Training Module on “Post-Harvest Processing of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables” for 09 women farmers of Jammu and Kashmir State between 23rd October,2017 till 29th October, 2017 at Indian Council of Agriculture and Research Institute under ICAR, Pusa New Delhi.
55. The Board arranged a meeting of, Hon’ble Vice Chairman Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans with Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of State for Agriculture, Farmers welfare and Panchayati Raj Government of India on 14th November, 2017 at New Delhi.
56. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans organized a Meeting on 20th November, 2017 at Pragati Bhawan Jammu to see the progress of Board Members and to work out the field programme for Jammu province and Kashmir Province respectively.
57. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans arranged a Review meeting on 27th of December, 2017 at Jammu to discuss the problems of fishermen of Jammu Division.











POINTS OF AGENDA FOR 4TH BOARD MEETING:-

1. The Agriculture Production in the State is static for the last many years with the result the imports of the food grains are on rise. Strategy is required to be evolved to go for intensive agriculture production up to village level and take up adoption of technology to increase crop production and the programme need to be designed on time bound basis. The J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans have honour and privilege to place on record that the speeches of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India are always Farmer Centric and his Mission “Sabka Saath ,Sabka Vikas” to make one India and his dream of doubling the income of farmers by the year,2022 is not only a dream but a reality one. However the Board feels that the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir needs to issue a road map for doubling the income of farmers by year 2022. The Board suggests that both SKUAST Kashmir and SKUAST Jammu should be asked to give a Power Point Presentation regarding the initiatives taken for doubling the income of farmers by the year, 2022.
2. Maize is the principal crop of the state and mostly grown by small and marginal farmers under rain fed conditions in hilly areas, the production is low and deserves special attention with emphasis on increasing the area under hybrid varieties with proper backward and forward linkages. In the meanwhile the Govt. should also initiate action to include Maize in the Public Distribution System through Food Corporation of India. The FCI be requested to purchase Maize crop at MSP from potential areas in the State. The State Agro Industries Development Corporation may also be directed to procure maize in the State to meet the requirement of their cattle feed plant and also provide crushed maize to poultry growers. These two initiates will check the distress sale of maize crop.
3. The Government of India announce MSP (Minimum support price) for various food grains before each crop season. The State has not a well-established mechanism to procure the agriculture produce at MSP and ultimately distress sales take place. Kisan Board has been pursuing this matter at various levels and on adhoc basis involves the FCI for procurement of wheat and paddy food grains but it is not the fool proof system. Permanent Mandies are required to be established at specific places so that the procurement is taken up regularly by the designated agency. There are some fertile lands available in the State, which are suitable for vegetable production. In Chadoora belt of district Budgam, large population is associated with the production of vegetables as their means of livelihood. A well-conceived programme by involving the technology of poly houses/ greenhouses is required which will ensure availability of vegetables in the off seasons and increase the income of the beneficiaries. Further in absence of a proper marketing platform they get compelled to sell these vegetables at peanut prices. The Board feels that an amendment in the Agriculture Marketing Act with provisions to include the marketing of all agriculture produce, vegetables and all other crops needs to be made by the State government. The Board suggests that the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir should also frame the Agriculture Policy on the pattern of other States in the country.
4. The net irrigated area of the State is 3lakh hectares (Approximately) while as the gross irrigated area is 4500hactares only. There is a need to plan, to increase the gross irrigated area to 6lakh hectares. The Micro irrigation needs to be expedited and appreciated in Hilly areas. There are Rabi fellows in the hill district of the state and this area can be cultivated under the crops like Oats, Oil seeds, green Pease. Besides strict laws and rules should be framed where under agriculture land should be debarred from urbanization. Further the motivation of the farmers is required. This will also help in increasing the crop intensity.
5. The tube wells installed in the Boarder areas under RKVY (Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana) requires special attention through State Irrigation Department, and efforts needs to be made to set them right after doing their necessary repairs before the onset of Kharief. Check dam system where ever is feasible needs to be made to ensure irrigation in these areas. The Board feels that the electric connections given to the farmers for the motors installed in the dug wells should be made free and the interest on the electricity should be waived off.
6. There is imbalance use of fertilizers in the fields, which results damage of the soils, besides health hazards and environmental degradation. . Serious attention is required to be given to increase the consumption of potash and phosphorous. The Board proposes to encourage the use of NPK (complex) fertilizers instead of DAP. Further the use of Nano Potash needs to be introduced in the State which can not only avoid environmental degradation but its use will also reduce the use of excessive fertilizers. This is a practice already adopted by Himachal Pradesh. The Board feels that technology exposure is needed among farmers and a modern Fertilizer Plant needs to be established in the State.
7. The Agriculture Machinery should be brought under Maximum subsidies and more allocation of funds is needed to appreciate and encourage protected cultivation through farmers. The Govt. should provide additional subsidies on Mechanizations.
8. The Board feels that the Skill Development institutes for the farmers should be established both at SKUAST Jammu and SKUAST Kashmir.
9. The State produces about 86791 tonnes of good quality Basmati Rice Cultivated over an area of 31991hactares of land having an average yield of 2713kgs per hectare. A very big population of farmers living in R.S PURA,Marh, Bishna,Akhnoor,Samba Hiranagar and Kathua, Jammu division are associated with this crop. The Board has observed that the farmer does not get desired prices in absence of MSP for this crop, nor there a proper marketing system in the state. Hence the Board feels that this crop needs proper marketing to avoid distress sale. During the visit of Hon’ble Vice Chairman to the State of Kerala on 3rd February ,2018 till 7th Feburary,2018,where he called on the Hon’ble Agriculture Minister State of Kerala. It was agreed by the Kerala Govt. to purchase Basmati Rice, Saffron, Walnuts and apple directly from J&K Govt. against the supply of their spices and other products. However the formal MOU has to be signed by both the Governments. Hence Board aspires that this task should be given to J&K Agro Industries Ltd. and also some marketing societies should be formed by involving unemployed youths of the State. Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department should function as promotional agency which has its offices in different states of the country.
10. The State has the potential of producing flowers to the tune of Rs.5500.00 crores as per the report of scientists of ICAR New Delhi. Thus there is a need to popularize the commercial floriculture and involve more unemployed youths by devising some attractive schemes for them. Besides a vibrant marketing platform for floriculture is also required to be established, especially at Airports, Railway stations and in metropolitan cities of the country. One floriculture mandi needs to be established at Mata Vishno Devi at Katra, besides the Govt. should identify two places each at Srinagar and at Jammu cities where the mandies for proper marketing of floriculture can be made. Further the subsidy in air freight and railway freight needs to be given to the progressive entrepreneurs.



Besides the maximum funding under centrally sponsored schemes from State shear needs to be given. Encouraging such programmes will also have a positive effect in motivating the rural youth to undertake such ventures as their source of income.
11. In the Sericulture sector the cocoon rearing is being done by more than fifty thousand farmers who are producing ten lakh kilograms of cocoon. The farmers are being provided assistance for reeling sheds and reeling equipments which have been curtailed and needs to be restored as per requirements. Demands from farmers have been made for establishing chakwaki centres. The plantation of mulberry plants is the basic raw material for this industry and stress is being made that farmers be provided at least Rs.50/- per plant for plantation with a target of ten lakh plants during the next year.
12. The state is importing meat, poultry products, fish, milk etc worth thousands of cores of rupees from other states of the country which is badly affecting our economy. Efforts are required to be made to manage the production of these products locally by the best use of available technology with adequate and purposeful training to the entrepreneurs. With over 3000 Poultry farms in the valley, Chicken Meat production is emerging as a potential entrepreneurial enterprise among the employment seeking educated youth of Kashmir. As per the data about 400 lakh birds are being annually consumed in Kashmir province, while about 140 lakh birds are being reared locally, as such there is a huge potential of poultry farming in the valley. However there has been seen decline in this sector during last few years and people are now reluctant to take up poultry as a source of their livelihood. The Board has made a case study on one progressive farmer of Jammu division who is associated with poultry job. The following study has emerged:-


CASE STUDY
COST OF CHICK = RS.45.00
COST ON FEEDS = RS.50.00
COST ON MEDICINES = RS.5.00
LABOUR = RS.5.00
MISC. = RS.5.00
TOTAL INPUT COST = RS.110.00 PER KG
OUTPUT COST = RS.100.00 PER KG
LOSS = RS.10.00 PER KG.
Since the Farmers involved in poultry production, buy chicks on higher prices from other states which is the main reason of increasing their in-put costs. Hence the Board feels that the Hatchery units under Sheep& Animal Husbandry Department, J&K Govt. each at Srinagar and Jammu needs to be strengthened to meet the requirement locally. Further there is a need to establish more hatchery units by involving unemployed youths while giving them good support through the Govt.
13. For judicious use and to stop the spurious supply of pesticides, there is a need to make a Pesticide Regulatory Authority, besides the enforcement wing of the Agriculture Department needs to be strengthened.
14. Availability of fodder is inadequate which effects the growth of animal husbandry sector. Efforts are required to be made to increase the area under fodder crops and also grow fodder plants in waste and forest lands. Further there has been observed a big gap between Paddy and Wheat Harvest and hence which can be exploited for fodder cultivation; however some incentives, like free seeds and fertilizers are required to be provided to the farmers.
12.13. In the Horticulture sector, the production of fruit corps in the temperate and sub-tropical regions can be increased by utilizing honey bees as pollinators. The need is to expand Apiculture sector which can generate employment for the unemployed and landless youth. The bees will also provide honey and its by-products. Under” Horticulture Mission: for development of new orchards with High Density plantation, the farmers get 50% subsidy for making green Houses structures, while as the 50% of the cost he has to bear himself. The Board has observed that most of the farmers are reluctant to avail opportunity, due to the fact that these farmers are not in a position to bear 50%cost. Hence the Board feels that the State has not been able to utilize the potential available in this sector.
13.14. Introduction of Banana Cultivation in Jammu:- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicines (IIIM), Jammu have reportedly started cultivation of Banana Variety “BHIM” on trial basis in Chatha farm, which has given excellent results. As per their findings, the Banana has huge potential in Jammu Division and hence the Board feels that this crop should be exploited on commercial scale as a cash crop especially in Kandi areas.
14.15. Mushroom production can also be the area which can provide substantial income to the growers in our state. There is need to produce and supply the pasteurized compost to the growers at subsidised rates. Moreover the entrepreneurs requires to be identified to produce spawn of good quality and also take up pasteurized compost production on commercial production and take up value addition programmes for this crop. The units already in place at Udhampur, Jatwall and Thana Mandi needs to be operationalized. Further a grid is required to be created by interlinking temperate and sub-tropical areas during mushroom growing seasons.
15.16. There are about more than fifteen thousand fishermen in J&K. Low cost housing facility is being provided with 100% subsidy to the fishermen. During the year 2013-14 the department was provided an amount of Rs. 6.60 crores for the purpose but during the current years the amount has been reduced. Further the ponds with livestock at times get damaged due to the floods and other natural calamities and farmers suffer heavily. For reconditioning and repairing of these ponds the Centre Govt. has kept some provisions which are however applicable to the fish ponds having Corp fish ,but in case of damage to the trout fish ponds ,such provisions are not in this centrally sponsored scheme. Hence the Govt. should pursue this matter before the Govt .of India. Previously the farmers under fish cultivation use to get 80% subsidy {80:20}, 20% was to be made by the farmer. However the Govt. has reduced it to {40% by the Govt. and 60% by the farmer}, resulting loss of interest among the farmers. Hence the Board feels that this subsidy of 80% by the Govt. and 20% by the farmer needs to be restored. There is a need for substantial increase in funds allocation for this sector. The above points emerged during various discussions held with the members of the Board and the progressive farmers.
16.17. The Board feels that six Models under Integrating Farming Systems needs to be adopted two each at Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu respectively {One for dry land and one for irrigated land} while involving all the departments who will work under one umbrella and J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans shall act as nodal agency.
17.18. The Board, as on date has 67 nominated State Board members drawn from different blocks and districts, who visit fields and represent the farmers’ community of the state. The Board takes their suggestions and advices and accordingly submits advisories to the Govt. These State Board members does not get any type of honorarium or any sort of refreshment, but still they take it as their moral responsibility and duty for the citizens of this State. Since the State of Jammu and Kashmir is a welfare State and its people have a lot of faith on its existence. Hence the Board feels that the Govt. should fix some honorarium as an encouragement to them.
18.19. Estimates of the milk production as per study undertaken by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics J&K during the year 2008-09 reveal that out of annual production of milk reckoning to 765.089 thousand metric tonnes in the Kashmir region, 97.910 thousand metric tonnes are produced by local non-descript cows/buffalo. The milk production which was almost stagnant between 1950 and 1970 with an annual growth rate of merely one per cent has since registered a vigorous growth. It has increased from 140.00(000) tonnes (1982-83) annually to 1123(000) tonnes in 2010-11 (Estimates A.H. Deptt). The significant increase in milk production over the years has made possible the establishment of many milk processing plants in the recent years under private sector making possible the availability of fresh and hygienic milk to the urban consumers of Srinagar city. The milk producers in the Kashmir Valley at present are facing great difficulty in sale of surplus milk in view of a weak dairy cooperative sector. The farmers are exploited by the private traders and as such cannot get the remunerative price for their produce. So there is a dire need for establishment of milk plants and milk diaries in each village in the State.
19.20. Since for more than 80% families, agriculture is the only way to transform their lives. With the upcoming of widening of National Highway and converting it in to 4-lane system, a major chunk of agriculture land coming under this has been notified. The effected farmers claim compensation as per the prevailing market rates there. Hence Board feels that the Govt. should revisit the rates fixed for this land.
20.21. Formulation of rules, regulations and the By-laws of the Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board on the lines of other Boards need to be framed. Since in absence of clear cut policies pertaining to the activities of the Board only selected programmes are presently taken up in consultation with State Agriculture Production Department. Hence the rules and by-laws have to be proactive based on the basic requirement of farmers. However it is the endeavour of the Hon’ble Chief Minister (Chair Person of Board) that the General Administration has issued an OM under No. GAD(Adm)29/2010-V dated 14-02-2018 addressed to Commissioner Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department J&K Government , who has been asked to initiate a proposal in this regard. The issue has been also discussed among State Board Members who have suggested that a committee of following expert may please be got constituted under the Chairmanship of Commissioner Secretary to Government Agriculture Production Department.
• Shri D.P. Khajuria, Ex. Director Agriculture.
• Dr.S.S. Jamwal, Ex. Director Agriculture.
• Dr.Sarwar Naqash Ex. Director Horticulture.
• Dr. Gh. Hassan Shah Ex. Director Horticulture.
• Shri S. Tajinder Singh Board Member.
Since the present Government of Jammu and Kashmir is strongly committed to the welfare of its farmers, and the policies and programmes of the Govt. are very clear to up lift its farmers. Hence keeping all these factors in view, the Kisan Board after their deliberations with all State Board Members has proposed some valuable suggestions to be discussed in this august house for approval and appropriate decisions.

Besides, the following suggestions are made for the approval of the house and orders issued accordingly:-
1. That the Members of the State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans shall be invited/called to participate in their respective District Development Board Meetings enabling them to highlight the problems of the Kisan community.
2. That the Board Members at State, district and block level shall be taken into confidence while framing the annual plans at state district and block levels by the concerned Agriculture and allied departments.
3. That the Kisan Board Members shall be invited by the SKUAST Srinagar/Jammu in their Seminars, Work Shops and in other activities held by them and should extend every support whenever sought by the Board.
4. That the Bankers shall be liable to process the loan cases of unemployed youth identified by the Kisan Board and sponsored by the concerned department and intimate the Board about the progress and action taken. They may also attend the Kisan Board meetings as and when called.

Annexure-A

The staff required for the uptake of the Board.
a. Personal Section of Vice Chairman:-

As is in the personal Section of Hon’ble Vice Chairman (Minister of State) of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for development of Kisans.

b. Office
1. Secretary one (in place)
2. Section Officer one
3. Head Assistant two
4. Personal Assistant one (in place)
5. Senior Assistant two (in place two)
6. Junior Assistant three (in place one)
7. Computer Assistant two (in place one)
8. Statistical Officer one
9. Junior Steno one (in place one)
10. Accounts Assistant one (in place one)
11. Driver one (need base)
12. Orderly four (in place two)


c. Technical Staff (Needs to be placed)

1. Subject Matter Specialist in the field of Agriculture
2. Subject Matter Specialist in the field of Horticulture
3. Subject Matter Specialist in the field of Fisheries
4. Subject Matter Specialist in the field of Sericulture
5. Subject Matter Specialist in the field of Animal/Sheep Husbandry
6. Subject Matter Specialist in the field of Cooperative
7. Subject Matter Specialist in the field of Floriculture


REQUIREMENT OF FUNDS:
During the Financial year 2015-2016, an amount of Rs.25.00lakhs under CAPAX Budget 2015-16 was released to Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans vide Government Order No.206-PD of 2015 dated 21-10-2015 under Information , Communication and Education (ICE ) frame work. Against this Budget the Board has arranged and organised 26 Awareness Camps –Cum –Kisan Melas and other events .The Board has utilized the whole amount in full and has submitted the Red Account to the Director Agriculture Jammu with copy to Account General Office.
The Board was not provided any further funds under Information , Communication and Education (ICE ) frame work during the financial year 2016-17, however during this financial year 2017-18 an amount of Rs.12.50 Lacs has been sanctioned vide Order No.84-DAJ of 2018 dated 02-03-2018 , for which the sanction for advance drawal is awaited from the Administrative Department.
The Board aspires to arrange more such Awareness Camps –Cum –Kisan Melas and other events to give our farmers a right to live a dignified and prosperous life. Further there is a need of technological exposure among farmers so that dream of Government for doubling the income of farmers by the year2022, shall come true. However that is only possible when compressive policies and programmes are formulated for the farmers of our state and a sufficient Budget is allotted to this Board.


Annexure-B
STATE BORAD MEMBERS
S. No. Name and Parentage/Address
1. Amrik Singh
S/o Hari Lal
R/o Behina, Tehsil Bhagwa, District Doda
2. Gian Chand Bhagat
R/o Village Diggi, PO Gati Morh, Baderwah, Doda
3. Rakesh Anthal (Sarpanch)
Village Bain, Tehsil Chenani, District Udhampur
4. Shiv Charan
S/o Late Bali Ram
R/o Village Chatriari, Tehsil Basantgarh, Udhampur
5. Chain Singh
R/o Reasi, District Reasi
6. Capt Bansi Lal Sharma
R/o Ward No. 04, District Poonch
7. Pishori Lal Sharma
R/o Village Dungi, Auggrati District Rajouri
8. Mohinder Paul Sudan
S/o Kartar Chand
R/o Nowshera District Rajouri
9. Zia ul Haq
R/o Badhoon, District Rajouri
10. Chatu Ram Chaudhary
R/o Chowki Handan Nowshera, District Rajouri

11. Swarn Singh Bhau
S/o Surat Singh Bhau
R/o Netarkothian lower Barnai, District Jammu
12. D. P Khajuria
R/o 22-B Extension Gandhi Nagar Jammu
13. Sardar Tejinder singh
S/o Balwant Singh
R/o Marh, District Jammu
14. Subash Dasrotra
R/o Kotli Mian Fatha Meran Sahab, R.S. Pura, District Jammu
15. Rajesh Bittu
S/o Balkrishan Sharma
R/o Ward No. 05 R.S. Pura, Jammu
16. Dev Raj
S/o Lt Kripa Ram
R/o Basbur Bulgow,
Tehsil Sherigarh Sujatgarh R.S. Pura District Jammu
17. Rajesh Kumar
S/o Madan Lal
R/o Akhnoor District Jammu
18. Ankus Chowdhery
S/o Jagdish Raj
R/o Mattu Khour District Jammu
19. Surinder Singh
S/o Suram Singh
R/o Sunial Akhnoor District Jammu
20. K. L. Sharma
R/o Dhomana Jammu
21. Vijay Kumar
R/o Dansal, District Jammu
22. Parkash Singh
R/o Jakhadi Jindrah, District Jammu

23. Satish Kumar
R/o Bishna District Jammu
24. Madan Choudhary
S/o Balak Ram
R/o Raipur Camp Samba District Jammu
25. Keshav Dutt
R/o Vijaypur District Samba
26. Parshotam Singh
R/o Barwal Tehsil and District Kathua
27. Nariyan Dutt Tripathi
R/o Lakhri Teh Billawar District Kathua
28. Davinder Singh
S/o Lt Gijay Singh
R/o Village Karanwada Basoli District Kathua
29. Jatinder Singh
R/o Ward No. 12 Kathua District Kathua
30. Sardar Tonda Singh
R/o Hiranagar District Kathua
31. Narad Singh
S/o Jogar Singh
R/o Fagmullah Urkral Tehsil Pogal District Ramban
32. Mohd Maqbool War
S/o Lt Ali Mohd War
R/o Rohama Rafiabad Sopore District Baramulla
33. Manzoor Ahmad Parray
S/o Mohd Ashoor Parray
R/o Chansar Kulgam District Kulgam
34. Aga Syed Mohsin
S/o Aga Syed Ali
R/o Mirgund District Budgam
35. Phynchok Tandup
R/o Leh District Leh
36. Mohd Ali Najar
S/o Mohd Hussain
R/o Chosgore Kargil District Kargil
37. Gh Hassan Dar
S/o Mohd Rajab Dar
R/o Ladoo Pampore District Pulwama
38. Mohd Shafi Sheikh
S/o Gh Mohd Sheikh
R/o Nowpora Chadoora District Budgam
39. Mohd Suban Bhat
S/o Gh Mohd Bhat
R/o Puchal District Pulwama
40. Haji Bashir Ahmad Vaid
S/o Haji Gul Mohd Vaid
R/o Wullarhama Phalgam District Anantnag
41. Mohd Ayub Rather
S/o Ali Mohd Rather
R/o Sopat Tengpora Devsar District Kulgam
42. Mr. Arund Sharma
S/o I.D. Sharma
R/o Sunderwani District Rajouri
43. Satpal Singh Chadak (J)
44. Gh Nabi Dar
S/o Mohd Subhan Dar
R/o Tailwani Anantnag District Anantnag
45. Abdul Majeed Kanjal
S/o Haji Gh Mohi u Din
R/o Tarzoo sopore District Baramulla
46. Haji Gh Hassan Dar
S/o Haji Habibullah Dar
R/o Nowpora Rafiabad District Baramulla
47. Abdul Salam Bhat
S/o Mohd Ramzan Bhat
R/o Krangsoo Anantnag District Anantnag
48. Abdul Kabir Dar
S/o Mohd Hilal Dar
R/o Viday Sirgufwara Bijbehara District Anantnag
49. Mushtaq Ahmad Laway
S/o Late Habibullah Laway
R/o Chawalgam Kulgam District Kulgam
50. Mohd Javeed
S/o Mohd Hussain
R/o Sanai Surankot District Poonch
51. Qazi Ab Latief
S/o Molvi Mohd Din
R/o Hari Surankote District Poonch
52. Mohd Ramzan Mir
S/o Haji Gh Hassan Mir
R/o Dahama Tehsil Handwara District Kupwara

53. Rashid Ahmad Zagar
S/o Subal Joo
R/o Dera Sanga Poonch District Poonch
54. Mohd Mukhtar Dar
S/o Naji Bhat
R/o Wagoora District Baramulla
55. Peer Shabir Ahmad
R/o Damhal Kokernag District Anantnag
56. Mohd Amin Jandwal
R/o Jandwal Rajpora District Pulwama
57. Mohd Abdullah Lone
S/o Ab Gani Lone
R/o Kralpora District Kupwara
58. Habibullah Baig
R/o Batpora Kralpora District Kupwara
59. Reyaz Ahmad Bhat
S/o Gh Mohd Bhat
R/o Kalaroos Lolab District Kupwara
60. Ab Manaf Malik
R/o Darhal Rajouri District Rajouri
61. Mir Qasim
S/o Hakim Din
R/o Panihad Rajouri
62. S. Jasveer Singh
S/o Lt Mangal Singh
R/o Tanda RS Pura District Jammu
63. Puran Chand
S/o Mango Chand
R/o Khour Deonia RS Pura District Jammu
64. Hadi Ali
S/o Haji Ghulam
R/o Shilikchey District Kulgam
65. Ab Rehman
S/o Haji Gh Mendi
R/o Hardass District Kargil
66. Ch. Chuni Lal
S/o Ch Ram
R/o Hansa Tehsil Suchitgarh District Jammu
67. Baldev Singh
S/o Nanak Chand
R/o Sai Suchitgarh District Jammu
However the Board realised that women participation in the Board is also highly needed, as with the induction of Women Farmers as Board Members, the Board shall get strengthened but also these women members shall work for the Socio-economic empowerment of other women farmers. Hence Board incorporated following five women Board Members who have a remarkable experience and have been doing commendable work for the welfare of the farmers of this State and their final orders are awaited from General Administration Department.
1. Ms.Urgyan Cheodon D/oSh.Rigzin Tangay,R/o Kulul, Ladakh.
2. Smt. Neeru Balla W/o Sh. Tarlochan Singh ,Ward No.8 Village Dher,Tehsil Billawar District Kathua.
3. Mrs. Sabi-Ul-Nisa,W/o Mr. Gowher Majeed Wani R/o Ussan Bangil, Tangmarg, Baramulla, Kashmir.
4. Ms. Saleema Akhtar, D/o Sh. Mohammad Subhan Sheikh R/o Cheek-I-Hatmulla,District Kupwara.
5. Mrs. Vidya Kaur W/o Sh. Mohinder Singh R/o Sawan Chowk Kathua,District Kathua.





Secretary,
J&K State Advisory Board
for Development of Kisans
27.09.2017 REVIEW MEETING OF AGRICULTURE SCHEMES AND OTHER WELFARE SCHEMES OF DISTRICT BUDGAM TAKEN AT SHEIKH-UL-ALAM MEETING HALL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE BUDGAM.
20.11.2017 In house meeting taken at Board office at Jammu where all Board Members attended .
04.01.2018 Tour of Sh.Daljit Singh Chib (MoS) Hon'ble Vice chairman J&K State Kisan Board to the States of Tilnagana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karela from 3rd January 2018 till 11th January,2018.
28.12.2017 Press Release
Shri Daljit Singh Chib, (Minister of State) Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans called on Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Hon’ble Chief Minister J&K State, (Chairperson) J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans today on 28th December, 2017 in her office chamber at Civil Secretariat, Jammu. The Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans apprised her the various issues and problems faced by the Farmers of Jammu and Kashmir State. Besides the Hon’ble Chief Minister was appraised the progress and achievements of this Board and she was requested to fix any convenient date and time for arranging the 4th Board Meeting of Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans.
During the course of meeting, Shri Daljit Singh Chib informed Hon’ble Chief Minister that the Farmers of Jammu and Kashmir State are facing difficulties in availing KCC Loans through Banks, which involves lot of official formalities, which are not only cumbersome but the farmers are unable to fulfil those formalities. Shri Chib also apprised the Hon’ble Chief Minister about the land affected by crossing Border firing and the Agriculture Land under the fencing of BSF across the Border Areas restricting farmers to cultivate it due to security reasons, and he requested the Hon’ble Chief Minister for addressing it through Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The other issues like Agriculture Land under acquisition for proposed Ring Roads at Srinagar and Jammu, implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojna in Kashmir Province and establishment of permanent Procurement Centers for Paddy and Wheat in Jammu Province were also brought to the notice of Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Hon’ble Chief Minister of J&K State who is also Chairperson of J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans, had a patient hearing and she assured Shri Daljit Singh Chib to extend every possible help to address these issues on priority.
27.12.2017 Shri Daljit Singh Chib (MoS), Hon’ble Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans today on 27/12/2017 took a meeting at Conference Hall Board office, 2nd floor, Pragati Bhawan Rail Head Complex Jammu to review the achievements of Fisheries Department for promotion of Fish culture in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. In the meeting the Director Fisheries J&K Government, Joint Director Fisheries (Projects), Joint Director (Territorial) and Chief Executive Officer JAKEDA were called, besides prominent and Progressive Farmers of Jammu Division working in Fisheries Sector were present. At the outset of meeting Shri Abdul Hamid Wani, Secretary, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans read out the agenda of the meeting already circulated among the officers and Board Members.
During the course of meeting the Progressive Farmers who are involved in Fish Farming highlighted their problems and they expressed hope for the redressal of their problems at the hands of Hon’ble Vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans. Shri Rajendra Kumar one of the Progressive Farmer of District Kathua, informed that the Farmers who have adopted cultivation of fish as a source of their income face marketing problems and middlemen takes a lion’s share jeopardizing the rights of growers. He further intimated, that the propagation of fish is developed at isolated places in the Farmer’s field, where there is no accessibility of electricity and farmers face difficulty to attend the fish ponds and feed the fish during night hours. He has requested that some alternative renewable energy sources may be created for these farmers who can improve their earnings. Shri Multan Singh another Progressive Farmer from District Kathua highlighted, that the Farmers are paying high prices for fish seed as compared to the rates available in our neighbouring state Punjab. He has further intimated that farmers are issued large size fish catching nets which are not only costly but fisherman requires extra efforts during fishing, which otherwise should have been the small size as per our requirement.
Shri R. N. Pandita, Director Fisheries Department J&K Government, presented the profile of fisheries sector of Jammu and Kashmir State. He has intimated that the Government of India has identified various schemes for development of fish in the country to boost fish production and create avenues of better earning for the fish farmers and the professional fishermen engaged in the exploitation of natural water resources. He presented the status report of each scheme and informed that the Department of Fisheries J&K Government, is providing 70mm size fish seed to the farmers, whileas at Gurdaspur Punjab the very small size fish are being given which although costs very less, however their motility rate is very low as compared to large size fish. He further intimated that the Department of Fisheries is in a way to build a vibrant marketing infrastructure for the fishermen of the State, and in its initial stage the department is going to purchase four multi utility refrigerated vehicles which can be stationed at District headquarters for the use of Progressive fisherman on nominal higher charges who can bring their fish to sell it on good prices, defeating the culture of middlemen. Shri Pandita informed that with the advent of Blue Revolution in the State, various farmer oriented schemes have been implemented to enhance the fish production and large population is now willing to adopt fishing under private sector as a means of their income. However the department of Fisheries needs an open heart support from the Government.

Shri Daljit Singh Chib, (MoS) Hon’ble Vice Chairman, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans briefed about commitments of the Government and expressed hope that department of Fisheries will actively work on the schemes of Government regardless of race, creed or circumstances to achieve overall growth of fish in the State. Shri Daljit Singh Chib expressed that the Board is committed to reach every farmer and endeavors that the dream of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for doubling the income of farmers by 2022 shall in real sense become true. He further added that today’s meeting was called to hear the problems of farmers who are associated with propagation of fish in Jammu Division so that a strategy can be jointly evolved for timely redressal of their problems. Shri Daljit Singh chib, Hon’ble vice Chairman J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans advised the officers of Department of Fisheries to take steps for diversification and help farmers for adopting multi cropping in their fields to enhance their income.
During the meeting the Executive Engineer representing Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency informed that the JKEDA is providing 24watt solar module having four bulbs fitted with 20AH Battery under 100% subsidy to the citizens living in those areas which have no accessibility for normal electricity. He further intimated that JKEDA also provides 7watt solar lighting system fitted on tubular pole to such areas which are still not covered under normal electricity. Hence the Executive Engineer JKEDA suggested that Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kisans should recommend the names of such progressive Farmers involved in Fisheries sector who need installation of solar home lighting system as an alternative source of renewable energy at their fish ponds, enabling them to grow fish smoothly and under a cordial environment.
The meeting was also attended by Shri D.P. Khajuria, Shri M. M. War and Shri Subash Dasgotra State Members of Kisan Board.
02.04.2013 Kisan Mela cum awareness Camp held at Jatwal, in district Samba wherein 1000 farmers, Surpanchs and Punches participated. Shri Radhay Sham Sharma, Hon’ble Vice Chairman presided over the function.
19.03.2013 to 26.03.2013 The Hon’ble Vice Chairman, Shri Radhay Sham Sharma undertook official tour to Haryana and Uttarakhand where he visited some poultry hatcheries in Barwala, Indo-Israel technology transfer unit of vegetables at Gharundha, National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Karnal, meeting with Chief Executive officer, Mandi Board Haryana regarding acquisition of land at Ghanoor by the J&K State, visited Organic Board Uttarakhand, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Shantikunj Haridwar and other places of interest.
15.03.2013 A meeting with progressive farmers was held under the Chairmanship of Shri Radhay Sham Sharma, Hon’ble Vice Chairman in the Conference Hall of the Office at Jammu. The farmers apprised the V.C about the difficulties which they are facing due to supply of spurious sales of fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. They also stated that compensation for their damaged crops due to hail storm has not been considered so far by the government. They further stated that in the Kandi belt from Palanwala (Akhnoor) to Kathua, there are about twenty thousand bore wells wherein electric motors are installed for lifting of water. The electric motors remain functional for two months only but the power department is charging the fee for full year at random rates. They suggested that the matter be taken up with the government for fixing the electric fee for such connections which should not be more than Rs. 1000/- per annum.
13.03.2013 Kisan Mela cum awareness Camp held by the Board at R. S. Pora in district Jammu in which 1500 farmers, Punches and Surpanches participated. Jenab Ghulam Hassan Mir Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture was the Chief Guest and Jenab Nazir Ahmed Gurezi Hon’ble Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Horticulture, Professor Garu Ram, Hon’ble MLA R.S. Pora and Shri B. R. Kundal, Hon’ble MLC were the Guests of Honour.
09.03.2013 Kisan Mela cum awareness Camp held by the Board at Basoli in district Kathua wherein 1500 farmers, Punches and Surpanches participated. Jenab Nazir Ahmed Gurezi Hon’ble Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Horticulture presided over the function as Chief Guest and Shri Jagdesh Raj Sapolia Hon’ble MLA Basoli was the Guest of honour.
07.03.2013 Kisan Mela cum awareness Camp held by the Board at Punara, Ram Nagar in district Udhampur wherein 1500 farmers, Punches and Surpanches participated. Jenab Nazir Ahmed Gurezi Hon’ble Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Horticulture presided over the function as Chief Guest.
11.02.2013 Kisan Mela-cum Awareness Camp held by Sericulture Department at Ganya, Nowshera in Rajouri district. The Hon’ble Vice Chairman Shri Radhay Sham Sharma was the Chief Guest on the occasion. 1500 Kisans, Punches and Surpanches participated in the function.
07.02.2013 Pre-budget meeting held at Conference Hall, Excise & Taxation Complex, Solina, Srinagar under the Chairmanship of Jenab Abdul Rahim Rather, Hon'ble Minister for Finance. Hon'ble Vice Chairman Kisan Development Board recieved and welcomed the Hon'ble Minister in the meeting. State Advisory Board members of Kashmir province and large number of Progressive Farmers participated in the meeting and stressed for presenting the farmer friendly budget to the State Legislature.
22.02.2013 A meeting of Officers of Irrigation/Flood Control, Kisan Board Members and Progressive farmers held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman in the Conference Hall of Kisan Board, Jammu wherein the farmers, among other things, apprised the Officers about the difficulties regarding closing of Ranbir Canal for a long duration and its adverse affects on the farming community and suggested measures to overcome this problem.
21.01.2013 Pre-budget meeting held at Conference Hall, Excise & Taxation Complex, Jammu under the Chairmanship of Jenab Abdul Rahim Rather, Hon'ble Minister for Finance. State Advisory Board members of Jammu province and large number of Progressive Farmers participated in the meeting and stressed for presenting the farmer friendly budget to the State Legislature.
15.01.2013 New Vice Chairman Shri Radhay Sham Sharma, MLA Nowshera (Rajouri) assumed office.
29.12.2012 Kisan Mela cum awareness Camp held by the Board at Reasi wherein 1000 farmers participated. Jenab Abdul Gani Malik, Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education, Labor and Employment presided over the function as Chief Guest.
27.12.2012 Kisan Mela cum awareness Camp held by the Board at Kalakote in Rajouri district wherein 2000 farmers participated. Jenab Ghulam Hassan Mir, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture presided over the function as Chief Guest.
24.12.2012 Kisan Mela cum awareness Camp held by the Board at Surara (Gagwal) in Samba district wherein 2000 farmers participated. Jenab Abdul Rahim Rather, Hon'ble Minister for Finance presided over the function as Chief Guest.
09.11.2012 Hon'ble Vice Chairman and some members of Kisan Board visited Paddy Procurement Centres in Bishnah and R. S. Pora areas in Jammu district and interacted with the local farmers and officers of FCI, Agriculture and CPDA.
08.11.2012 Hon'ble Vice Chairman and some members of Kisan Board visited Paddy Procurement Centres in Vijaypora, Nagri etc in Samba and Kathua districts and interacted with the local farmers and officers of FCI, Agriculture and CPDA.
07.11.2012 Hon'ble Vice Chairman and some members of Kisan Board visited Paddy Procurement Centres in Marh, Ganjansoo and Sanjanah in Jammu district and interacted with the local farmers and officers of FCI, Agriculture and CPDA.
15.10.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Banquet Hall Srinagar under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Srinagar and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
11.10.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D. C Office Budgam under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Budgam and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Budgam and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
06.10.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Rest House Anantnag under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Anantnag and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
26.09.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Rest House Baramullah under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Baramullah and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Baramullah and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
25.09.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D. C Office Pulwama under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Pulwama and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Pulwama and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
24.09.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D. C Office Bandipora under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Bandipora and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
22.09.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Rest House Mansbal under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Ganderbal and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
20.09.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Rest House Kulgam under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Kulgam and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Kulgam and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
17.09.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Rest House Shopian under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Shopian and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Shopian and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
13.09.2012 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D.C. Office Kupwara under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman. District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Kupwara and other progressive farmers apprised the Officers about their problems and most of the grievances got redressed.
25.07.2012 Second Review meeting held under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman in the meeting Hall of Kisan Development Board at Pragati Bhawan, Rail Head Complex Jammu. All the Directors of Agriculture and allied departments besides the representative of SUKAST Jammu participated in the meeting.
18.07.2012 Review meeting held under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman in the meeting Hall of Kisan Development Board at PIB Building, Partap Park, Srinagar. All the Directors of Agriculture and Allied departments besides the representatives of SUKAST, Kashmir participated in the meeting.
20.05.2012 Meeting with Prominent farmers and Kisan Board Members of Kashmir Province held under the Chairmanship of Shri Rachpal Singh, HVC in the Meeting Hall of Kisan Board at PIB Building, Partap Park Srinagar.
19.04.2012 2nd Board Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Jenab Omar Abdullah, Hon’ble Chief Minister (Chairman of the Board) at Banquet Hall, C.M’s Residence, Jammu.
08.04.2012 A group of women farmers flagged off by the Hon’ble Vice Chairman, J&K State Kisan Advisory Board for their exposure cum orientation training programme to Raibareli (U.P).
07.04.2012 Meeting in connection with offering thanks to Hon’ble Minister of Finance for presenting farmer friendly budget.
29.01.2012 Pre-budget meeting held at Conference Hall, Kisan Board Office Pragati Bhawan, Jammu under the Chairmanship of Jenab Abdul Rahim Rather, Hon’ble Minister for Finance. 130 Progressive Farmers participated in the meeting and stressed for presenting the farmer friendly budget to the State Legislature.
24.01.2012 Awareness Camp held at Kisan Board Office, Pragati Bhawan, Rail Head Complex Jammu under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman in which 200 farmers participated.
23.12.2011 Awareness Camp held at Kisan Board Office, Pragati Bhawan, Rail Head Complex Jammu under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman in which 200 farmers participated.
23.11.2011 Awareness Camp held at Rajouri under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman where 200 farmers participated.
20.10.2011 State Advisory Board Meeting held under the Chairmanship of Jenab Omar Abdullah, Hon’ble Chief Minister at SKICC, Srinagar.
18.10.2011 Pre-State Advisory Board meeting held at MLA’s Hostel, Srinagar under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman.
07.07.2011 Meeting with Officers of Agriculture and allied departments and State Advisory Board members of Kashmir Province were held at Banquet Hall, Moulana Azad Road, Srinagar under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman.
26.06.2011 Meeting and interaction with Officers of Agriculture and allied departments alongwith the progressive farmers held at the office of Kisan Board, Zum Zum Complex, Rambagh, Srinagar under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Three Florists/horticulturists were honored by giving them cheques of Rs. 10,000.00 each by the Hon’ble V.C of the Board.
24.06.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D.C. Office Udhampur under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Udhampur and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Udhampur appraised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
22.06.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D.C Office Reasi under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Reasi and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Members of Kisan Board Reasi apprised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
21.06.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Conference Hall, Kisan Board Office Jammu under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Jammu and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Board Members of Kisan Board Jammu Province apprised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
17.06.2011 Provincial Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Conference Hall, Kisan Board Office Jammu under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Divisional Commissioner Jammu and the Provincial Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The Provincial Advisory Members of Kisan Board Jammu Province apprised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
15.06.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D.C Office Samba under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Samba and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Board Advisory Members of Kisan Board Samba appraised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
14.06.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at D.C Office Kathua under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Kathua and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Board Members of Kisan Board Kathua appraised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
09.06.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Dak Banglow Poonch under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman. Deputy Commissioner Poonch and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Board Members of Kisan Board Poonch apprised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
31.05.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Dak Banglow Ramban under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman Kisan Advisory Board. Adl. Deputy Commissioner Ramban and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Board Members of Kisan Board Ramban apprised their problems to the Officers on spot and most of the grievances got redressed.
18.05.2011 District Kisan Advisory Board meeting held at Dak Banglow Rajouri under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chairman Kisan Advisory Board. Deputy Commissioner Rajouri and the District Officers of the Agriculture and allied departments participated in the meeting. The District Advisory Board Members of Kisan Board Rajouri apprised the problems of farmers to the Officers and most of the grievances got redressed on spot.
15.03.2011 A big Awareness Program of 500 farmers held in the lawns of Pragati Bhawan Jammu. Jenab Abdul Rahim Rather, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Jenab Ghulam Hassan Mir, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Shri Sham Lal Sharma, Hon’ble Minister for Horticulture, Jenab Javaid Ahmed Dar Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture addressed the gathering.
21.02.2011 Pre-budget meeting held at Conference Hall, Kisan Board Jammu under the Chairmanship of Jenab Abdul Rahim Rather, Hon’ble Minister. 120 Progressive Farmers participated in the meeting.
09.11.2010 Kisan Board Office inaugurated at Jammu by Jenab Omar Abdullah, Hon’ble Chief Minister. The HCM and Jenab Ghulam Hassan Mir, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Jenab Mushtaq Ahmed Bukhari, Hon’ble Vice Chairman Pahari Speaking Advisory Board, Jenab Rachpal Singh, Hon’ble Vice Chairman Kisan Advisory Board and other dignitaries addressed a mammoth gathering of 600 farmers in the lawns of the Kisan Board Office (Pragati Bhawan) and highlighted the aims and objectives of the establishment of the Kisan Advisory Board.