Gyalshing, June 23 ( IPR): A General Awareness on Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY) Scheme (OI &MI) was held at the auditorium of Hee Martam Block Administrative Centre, West District, today.
The Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture & Horticulture & AHVS Shri Lok Nath Sharma graced the occasion as the Chief Guest in the special presence of the Hon’ble Advisor, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (AH&VS) Shri Durga Prasad Pradhan.
The programme was also attended by the Additional Director, AH&VS, Dr Narad Cintury, Joint Director Agriculture Shri TN Bhutia, Joint Director Horticulture Shri Karma Sherpa, Block Development Officer Hee Martam BAC Smt. Prativa Tamang, Officials, Panchayats, beneficiaries and others.
Minister Shri Sharma handed over Work Order for the Construction of Community Water Tank to the beneficiaries of identified cluster of Chingthang, Burfok and Rungdu Berthang ward under PMKSY scheme.
Minister Shri Sharma, in his address, stated that the implementation of PMKSY would be a milestone in availing required water during the dried and winter season. Throwing light on the concept of “per drop more crop”, drip irrigation, sprinkle irrigation system, he motivated beneficiaries to adopt significant components of the schemes to increase the production level.
He also asked officials, field functionaries, panchayats and farming households to get actively involved in ensuring quality works in constructing Community Water Tank to meet up the objectives behind the visionary scheme.
He expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim on behalf of the Department for prioritizing Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Livestock Farming sectors and initiating farmers friendly policy with attractive financial incentives in Dairy Farming, Piggery farming, production of five notified crops.
He highlighted newly initiated financial incentives of Rupees Five Thousand in piggery farming sector and elaborated comprehensive procedure of conducting survey and guidelines to be framed for smooth disbursement of allocated fund of Rupees Three Crore in the initial stage.
Shri Sharma also extended heartiest gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister for according approval for the Establishment of Medhavi University in the constituency. The development will have significant impact in witnessing a paradigm shift in terms of overall progress and reformation.
Shri Sharma also underlined various developmental works accomplished in the health sector as well. He also informed that allotted Housing under Chief Minister Garib Awas Yojana within Gyalshing Bermiok constituency, are being constructed on war footing and urged all concerned to complete construction work within the stipulated time period.
Further, he urged people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour and the guidelines issued by the concerned authority to save ourselves from COVID pandemic.
Earlier, the Joint Director, Agriculture, Shri TN Bhutia gave an overview on the PMKSY Scheme. He informed that the capacity of Community Water Tank will be based on the size of cultivable land area. The scheme incorporates prime objectives of covering One hectare of land with Eight Thousand Litres of Water during the winter/dry season. A total of 32 (Thirty Two) Community Water Tanks of Fifty Thousand Litres, Thirty Thousand Litres, Twenty Thousand Litres and Ten Thousand Litres will be constructed within the entire selected identified cluster. Further, he mentioned that a Water Reserved Committee will be formed for each Tank and the Committee will be responsible for the maintenance of the Community Water Tank after handing over of the tank after the completion of construction work.