Deputy Commissioner Pulwama launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme
District Development Commissioner Dr. Syed Abid Rashid Shah , IAS today launched Union Government’s farmer support programme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi here at Pulwama. In this regard a grand function was organised by Department of Agriculture Pulwama at Circuit House Pulwama. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Agricultural Officer Pulwama Mr Mohd Yousuf Shah ,briefed the farmers about the salient features of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. While as Additional Deputy Commissioner Tral also highlighted the importance of the scheme and said that in District Pulwama near about 40,803 farmers have been registered under this scheme so far.
In his inaugural speech, DDC said that PM-KSN is a revolutionary scheme which aims to transform the lives of small and marginal farmers, by providing them assured monetary support in three installments every year.
While interacting with farmers DDC hailed the contribution of various sectors like agriculture, horticulture, poultry and saffron cultivation in boosting the economy of the District .He stressed upon farmers to adopt best practices and latest technology in farming so that Pulwama becomes a success story throughout the country. DDC said the the scheme aims at addressing the distress among the farmers caused due to adverse weather and weak prices and is having a potential to augment the income of farmers.
DDC reiterated his commitment to make pulwama a role model in good governance and public outreach programmes. DDC said that the priority of his administration is to connect people with the Government institutions. Later on, DDC also distributed symbolic certificates to select farmers under scheme.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Tral, District Agriculture Officer, NIC Pulwama team, Tehsildars, Sub Division Agriculture Officer Kakapora, other Zonal Agriculture Officers and hundreds of the farmers from the district were present on the occasion.