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Govt committed to support small, marginal farmers: Tomar at Jammu

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Union Minister for Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar said that farmers of Jammu and Kashmir are showing extraordinary enthusiasm for availing benefits of the government’s schemes.

The Minister along with Ministers of State for Agriculture, Shobha Karandlaje and Kailash Choudhary visited Jammu and took stock of agriculture and horticulture related activities in the region as part of the ongoing public outreach initiatives of the Centre Government.

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan and Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture, Navin K Choudhary also accompanied the team.

During an event organised at village Maralian, in R S Pura sub-division, the agriculture minister expressed delight and said, “farmers of J&K are showing extraordinary enthusiasm for availing benefits of the government’s schemes”.
“Around 85 percent of farmers of India have land holding of less than two hectares”, the minister said and added that it is by strengthening these farmers that the nation can truly prosper.

He stressed that in order to double the farmer’s income, they need to shift from traditional methods and opt for modernisation and diversification of crops and laid impetus on maintaining quality to match global standards.
The Minister informed that the Prime Minister is working towards giving a boost to agriculture and allied sectors, so as to ensure greater exports of exceptional quality.

He lauded the Government for implementing “200 out of 201” recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee and highlighted that “the most significant recommendation to be accepted has been to ensure that farmers get at least 50 percent profit over their investment.”

“Some crops are even earning a profit of about 100 percent,” he added.
Detailing the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, the Minister informed that the Centre Government has already disbursed Rs 1,58,000 crore to more than 11 crore farmers through the scheme.
More than 17 hundred farmers of J&K have also received an amount of Rs 6 thousand per year under the scheme, the minister said.

An exhibition of agriculture implements and horticulture products of districts like Poonch, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua and others was also organized at the venue.
The visiting ministers also inaugurated one high density plantation at Maralian by planting mango saplings at the site.

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Govt determined to establish efficient transport system: LG

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched online services of Motor Vehicle Department and flagged off JKRTC’s new fleet of buses at Raj Bhavan.

While speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor observed that the Transport Department has taken many decisions in the last few months to facilitate the common people in availing various services which will improve their lives and have positive impact on J&K’s transport sector.

“We are determined to establish a safe, resilient and efficient transport system in J&K UT”, he added.

He said that the 12 services made online last year have brought great relief to the people. Services like duplicate registration to replacement of driving license are being provided to common people through a hassle-free process.

The Lt Governor, according to an official statement, observed that many rules have been simplified to provide paperless, cashless, faceless facilities to the people. It will address the concerns of thousands of citizens and contactless services can be availed without going to RTO. The various services of MVD made online and simplified include contactless application for Learners’ license, hassle-free quick registration process at dealer level, no inspection of newly built vehicles at RTO, besides others.

While flagging off the new fleet of buses, the Lt Governor said that it would provide better transport facilities to residents in far-flung areas and connect them to major towns of the UT and other states.

The new addition of trucks in the fleet of JKRTC will ensure timely transportation of food grains and other essential commodities to common man, he added.

Underscoring that full utilization of opportunities for economic growth is possible only with a robust transportation system, the Lt Governor said that the decision of augmenting the existing fleet of JKRTC with 226 new buses and 277 trucks was taken last year with an aim to connect the people of different regions in J&K and provide better transportation facilities to the traders and business owners. Listing four main forces behind the promotion of local businesses in J&K viz raw material, workforce, capital, and market, the Lt Governor said that the transporters provide a connection between these four.

Subsidy of Rs 5 lakh was also provided to transporters for replacing buses older than 15 years. An amount of Rs 1.75 crore was given under the scheme to strengthen the transport sector in J&K and make it modern, he added.

Under Mumkin scheme, the youth of J&K are being connected with sustainable livelihood opportunities and provided with commercial vehicles at zero margin money. Apart from bringing a change in their lives, this program will also strengthen the transport system of the UT, said the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor said that providing various government services and facilities online is key to a transparent and corruption-free governance system.

The Lt Governor noted that many important steps have also been taken in last one year under the Road Safety Fund which includes 620 road safety awareness camps, equipments, motorcycles, and interceptor vehicles been given to traffic police for better road safety management.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lt Governor; Dr. AK Mehta, Chief Secretary; Hirdesh Kumar, Commissioner Secretary to Government; Pardeep Kumar, Transport Commissioner; Mohammad Aijaz, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar; Sandeep Choudhary, SSP Srinagar, besides Senior officers of the UT administration were present on the occasion.

 

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Long Power shutdown in THESE areas of Jammu region

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Chief Engineer, (Distribution) JPDCL, Jammu has informed that the power supply to Reasi, Pouni, Dharmari and some parts of Katra shall remain affected on September 26 from 8 am to 2 pm.

Similarly, the power supply to SICOP Industrial Area, Hatlimorh Kathua shall remain affected on September 26 from 8 am to 10 am.

Likewise, the power supply to Pargwal, Channi Tanna, Rajpura, Bhalwal Bharat, DhalwalMiulu, Hamipurkona, BSF, Batera, Dabbin, Chorpur, Manyal, Dharmkhu, TirthTalab, GREF, Gumpal, Sua No. 1, Garkhal and adjoining areas shall remain affected on September 27 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Similarly, the power supply to Billawar, Mandi, Phinter, Parnalla and adjoining areas of Baggan shall remain affected on September 27 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Meanwhile, Superintending Engineer (Distribution), JPDCL O&M Circle, Kathua has informed that the power supply to Govindsar, Railway Road, SC Mohalla, Chak Ram Singh shall remain affected on September 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 from 6 am to 12 noon.

Similarly, the power supply to DC Mohalla, Khalki Mandi, Upper Mandi, Shivalik Bal Niketan High School, Jatt Mohalla and Janglote shall remain affected on September 27, 28, 29 and 30 from 6 am to 10 am.

Likewise, the power supply to Chak Luden and Chak Sajjan shall remain affected on September 28 from 6 am to 10 am.

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Wazir Sahab’s Murder Investigation Should be Paced Up: Transporters

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In the ongoing investigation of the murder case of TS Wazir, the Transport Association of Jammu has demanded that the investigation should be paced up and the culprits should be behind bars.

While speaking to JK Media, a Transport Association Leader said, “we all know how Wazir Sahab has come forward for the people of J&K. For the past forty years, Wazir Sahab, without his benefit, has helped the transporters of J&K. No doubt Delhi Crime Branch is investigating the murder, but we want that the investigation should be paced up as people of Gurudwara Committee was having some issues with him and they’re behind his death”.

“Police has arrested Harmeet and is looking for Harpreet but do you think these people can murder someone with such fame? Behind his death, there are people who have significant connections. We request LG Manoj Sinha to look into the matter”.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

 

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