‘Ensure equal leverage of small and marginal farmers’

BOMDILA, Oct 17: Agriculture & Horticulture Secretary Bidol Tayeng called on the officers and field functionaries of the departments to ensure that small and marginal farmers are given equal leverage in order to ensure equitable growth and income.
Tayeng was addressing a zonal review meeting on doubling the farmers’ income by 2022 for Tawang, West Kameng and East Kameng districts for the agriculture, horticulture, veterinary, and fisheries departments and the KVKs of the three districts, besides horticulturists, here in West Kameng district on Thursday.
Stressing on ensuring the success of the flagship programme, Tayeng said proper implementation, supervision and monitoring of schemes are necessary.
ADC (HQ) Gombu Tsering commended the efforts made by the officers in achieving their targets, and opined that “a little more concerted effort would go a long way in realizing the dream.”
He also urged the departments’ officers and field functionaries to spread the message of cleanliness in their districts.
Agriculture Director A Lego and Horticulture Director J Rime asked the officers to ensure timely submission of utilization certificates, proper signage of projects, geotagging, etc.
The officers also observed that the marketing facilities for the produces of the state need to be improved, and decided to take up the matter with the appropriate authorities.
Officers of the departments and the KVKs of the three districts reviewed the status of the scheme to double the farmers’ income by 2022, and the centrally-sponsored and state plan schemes for the year, including new proposals for 2019-20.
Among others, the joint directors of the agriculture and the horticulture departments were present at the meeting.
Tayeng along with the directors and joint directors will be visiting farms and projects in the three districts. (DIPRO)