Agriculture Department kick starts Kisan Sampark Abhiyan 3.0 in Udhampur

UDHAMPUR, JULY 02: To ensure the outreach of Govt. initiatives for the welfare of the farming community, Department of Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare District Udhampur has started Kisan Sampark Abhiyan (KSA) 3.0 under Holistic Agriculture Development Program (HADP) in the District.
During the campaign, one day Panchayat Level events would be held across all 236 Panchayats spreading awareness among the farmers about the intervention schemes available under HADP.
“The extension agency of agriculture and allied departments will inform the farmers about different schemes/ interventions through which farmers/ young entrepreneurs can opt for new agri-enterprises/ business ventures for income and employment generation,” the department stated.
Major thrust would be laid on promotion of Credit and Credit linked schemes. The KSA 3.0 is in continuity to Phase I & Phase II Kisan Sampark Abhiyans conducted in the past two years by the Department of Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare. During the F.Y. 2023-24 (1st year of HADP) an amount of Rs 4.42 crore stands disbursed among farmers, young entrepreneurs, SHGs, Cooperatives, FPOs, woman farmers under interventions like promotion of farm machinery, protective cultivation, area expansion of high value & niche crops, round the year mushroom cultivation, bee keeping, etc.
Through these awareness programs, farmers and young entrepreneurs, who want to venture upon agriculture and allied sectors related activities can apply online through Kisan Sathi and Kisan daksh applications for availing incentives and acquiring skills, respectively.
However, in case of any difficulty farmers or any eligible stakeholder can directly approach the Agriculture Production Department through Zonal, Sub-division & District Offices. The Chief Agriculture Officer Udhampur is Nodal Officer at district level under HADP.
As per the department an allocation of Rs 12.54 crore has been earmarked for F.Y. 2024-25 for Udhampur District.
District administration Udhampur said that there was no dearth of resources and the scheme provides ample opportunity to farmers/entrepreneurs to avail benefits through credit linked schemes under the ambit of agriculture and allied sectors to create income, employment and boosting of rural economy.

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