Command Area Development (CAD) Wing of Agriculture Department, Jammu, organized 1-day training-cum-workshop in the Directorate of Agriculture, Jammu in which 51 officers from Jammu Division including Chief Agriculture Officers, Assistant Commissioner Development and others participated.
The objective of the programme was to formulate District Irrigation Plans (DIPs) under PMKSY Scheme.
Speaking on the occasion Director, CAD, Jammu A.K. Malhotra, said that PMKSY scheme has been launched with objective to provide “Har Khet Ko Pani” and “Per Drop More Crop” in order to increase the production and productivity of Agriculture/Horticulture crops. He instructed all the concerned to submit their plans to be included in the District Irrigation Plan.
On the occasion the Director CAD gave power presentation on PMKSY scheme.
Addressing the gathering, the Director Agriculture, Jammu Dr. S.S. Jamwal, discussed each section of template for preparation of DIPs provided in the guidelines of PMKSY scheme. He advised the participants to prepare the DIP as early as possible.
Divisional Forest Officer, Rajouri Anoop Soni, Master Trainer from Dehradun, highlighted some of the important components to be taken into consideration while formulating DIP, like water requirement for domestic, industrial and agriculture purposes, total availability of water in the district from various available sources besides cropping pattern of the district. He laid emphasis on lift irrigation with the help of solar power operated pumps and snow harvesting in trenches in the Chenab valley.
Director Planning, M.R. Mattoo, asked the participants to collect the data at village, panchayat, block and district level from the various departments for different parameters as per the guidelines required to be incorporated in the DIP. He added that in case district wants to include any other agency which is not mentioned in the nominated District Level Implementation Committee (DLIC), this could be done by the chairman of concerned DLIC on need basis
Assistant Commissioner Trainings, Dr. Owasi Ahmed gave overall view of the PMKSY scheme.