In order to have the feedback about the status of micro irrigation, irrigation for Kharif 2023, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), recently held a review meeting.
He discussed availability of seed, semen, planting material under Apex Committee Projects which were recently approved by the government.
He held a threadbare discussion over the irrigation requirement, de-silting of irrigation canals, critical growth of different crops besides deliberating on month-wise irrigation scheduling of major crops under canal command of both the divisions of the Union Territory.
Directors Agriculture, both Jammu and Kashmir, displayed a presentation on the status of micro irrigation and other irrigation facilities for Kharif season-2023.
He directed the officers of concerned departments to open the canals and make those functional by 1st March in Jammu division and 1st April in Kashmir division. He said that there is a lot more to be done in deficient areas and it should be ensured that water reaches the tail end of the canals in every village in Jammu and Kashmir.
He instructed Directors of Agriculture Jammu and Kashmir to prepare an irrigation schedule with the assistance of CEs Irrigation, FC Jammu and Kashmir which would be used by the farming community.