Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Wednesday held his monthly video conference under his Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States.
Chief Secretary J&K, B R Sharma also participated in the video conference.
The Prime Minister reviewed the status of implementation of Mega Food Parks Project and urged expediting the completion of the project so that farmers receive the intended benefit as envisaged in the scheme
The Mega Food Parks scheme aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastages, increasing farmers’ income and creating employment opportunities. The Park shall be having agriculture/ horticultural-processing zone containing state-of-the art processing facilities with support infrastructure and well-established supply chain.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister also reviewed the progress with respect to Aadhaar enrollment and its seeding with bank accounts. Linking Aadhaar with bank account will allow authentication of the beneficiary to receive Direct Benefit Transfer under various Government run schemes like MGNREGA, scholarships etc.
Prime Minister in this regard asked states to complete the process expeditiously.