Mir assures relief to calamity hit farmers
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 15: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today stressed upon Revenue authorities to make a comprehensive list of affected farmers on the basis of Girdawari across the Valley whose standing crops and horticulture products were damaged due to flash-floods, cloudburst and hailstorm.
The decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting convened to review the relief measures for the affected farmers. The Minister of State for Agriculture, Javaid Ahmad Dar was also present. Mir directed the Divisional Commissioner to personally monitor the relief measures so that the affected could get benefit as per their damage at the earliest. He directed to convene a meeting of Deputy Commissioners so that a comprehensive Kharief Girdawari list of damaged crops would be submitted by November 15, 2010.
To mention the farmers in the Valley and Ladakh were badly affected due to natural calamities round the Kharief season this year. The ministers said: “It is our responsibility that the affected get relief under National Natural Calamity Fund as soon as possible. “The Director Agriculture, Kashmir has already been directed to cooperate with the revenue authorities so that the damages caused due to natural calamity would be registered in right perspective,” they said.
They asked the Revenue authorities to streamline the procedure of distribution of relief to save the common farmers from red tape. During the meeting, the Ministers were informed that adequate funds under natural calamity were already released in favour of respective Deputy Commissioners for providing relief to the farmers under the programme. The meeting was informed that for the restoration of social infrastructure damaged during flash-floods were also released to them as per their proposal submitted to the government. Among others the meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Agriculture, M. Iqbal Khanday, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hussain Samoon, Secretary, Revenue, Aijaz Iqbal, Secretary, Agriculture, Gazanffar Ali, Director Planning and other senior officers of agriculture, revenue were among others present in the meeting.
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