Namchi, October 9 (IPR) : An Awareness cum Distribution Programme and Comprehensive Credit Camp was held at newly inaugurated Community Recreation Centre, Salghari for the farmers of Poklok Kamrang Constituency, today.
The Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Shri Lok Nath Sharma graced the occasion as the Chief Guest in special presence of Advisor, Land Use and Environment Board Shri Bhagirath Rai, Chairman, Farmers Welfare Board Shri Phurden Lepcha, Chairman, Urban Development Department Shri KB Rai, Chairman, Roads and Bridges Shri Suk Raj Rai, Zilla Adhakshya, (South) Mrs Tshering Dem Bhutia, and officials of the concerned department.
At the onset of the program, Minister, Shri Lok Nath Sharma congratulated the people of the locality for newly inaugurated three infrastructures, namely, Mushroom Spawn Production Unit, Mini Haat Shed and Community Recreation Centre at Dorop/Salghari. He also expressed gratitude to the concerned department for accomplishing construction of needy and useful infrastructures under respective heads.
He added that, infrastructures like Mushroom Spawn Production Unit and Haat ghar also carry huge significance to benefit the farming community.
He rhetorically articulated vision of the state government under the able leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang and his consistent support towards the farming community through conceptualizing and implementing exemplary programmes with a prime objective to make them self reliant.
He also highlighted Mukhya Mantri Krishi Atmanirbhar Yojana and detailed marketing procedure to receive the benefit of exemplary financial incentives. He also marked the initiative of financial incentive in Dairy Farming as a historic scheme to support dairy farmers, economically.He also touched upon provision of Mukhya Mantri Macha Utpadan Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Pashudhan Samridhi Yojana, that have been dedicated to the farmers of all districts.
He recalled adoption of some of the rural area as Agriculture Model Village (Mamley Kamrang Model Village) and urged farmers to enhance production so as to obtain sustainable income for livelihood.
He also expressed gratitude to the people of Poklok Kamrang constituency for their contributions and support in the formation of new government.
He further highlighted various developmental works being accomplished under the leadership of the Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang in various sectors.
He threw lights on newly announced “Aama Yojana” dedicated to the non working mother of the state.
He expressed his gratefulness to the banking sector for their consistent support to the farmers under Development Through Credit.
He then directed officials and field functionaries to work with renewed vigour and utmost sincerity for the benefit of farmers.
Comissioner-cum-Secretary, Horticulture Department, Smt Yashoda Bhandari underlined departmental activities being taken up in all districts. Department has been working to promote particular type of vegetable cultivation and fruits as per favourable climatic conditions She also spoke on financial incentives under Mukhya Mantri Krishi Atmanirbhar Yojana.
Secretary Animal Husbandry, Dr Sangey D Bhutia also highlighted departmental programmes and schemes and encouraged the unemployed youths to come forward and proudly work in livestock Farming.
Dr Tilak Gazmer, Director Agriculture also briefed at ongoing programmes and activities of the department.He spoke about various schemes provided by the government for the welfare and development of the farmers.
Lead Bank Manager, SBI, Shri Gopal Lama informed about the role of banking sector in development of a society or a nation.He added that the farming centric scheme of Credit Through Development has become a notable medium to generate income for the farmers and that the bank has released around ten crore rupees under the scheme, till date.
The programme also saw felicitation of departmental official for their outstanding performance and lasting contributions.
The farmers of the constituency received various agricultural tools/equipments and token including Power Tiller, On Farm Collection Unit, Chaff Cutter, Spices Grinder, Power Sprayer, Green House Iron structure, Green House UV film, Genap Tank, Carnation flower, mulching plastic, micro irrigation, pulverizer, grinder, machine, sheep farming etc.
Shri Sharma also handedover cheques of around forty lakh to the farmers under Development Through Credit.
The farmers of the constituency also received the credit loan mainly for KCC, poultry farming, piggery, and dairy.