Ranchi: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday chaired a review meeting over the functioning of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department during which he directed the officials to fill up the vacant posts.
He said that Jharkhand has become a leading state in fisheries and now the same status should be achieved in the areas of milk and poultry so that the state can become self-reliant. Further, he advocated the need to pay attention towards the animal husbandry sector and make schemes keeping in mind the geographical locations and interests of the people.
He asked the officials to organise special camps at the block level to provide Kissan Credit Cards to the farmers and at any cost all such applications should be received by July 15. He said that if the banks are not extending necessary cooperation then clarification should be sought from the banks. The Chief Minister said that the government is working to provide KCC to all the farmers of the state.
Hemant Soren suggested to the officials that in closed open mining spots fisheries should be encouraged as it will help to improve the financial condition of the farmers, moreover no negligence should be adopted in cage culture being executed in different reservoirs of the state. He asked the department to come up with models of the hatchery, goat rearing and poultry. Further, he suggested to encourage the progressive farmers.
The Chief Minister said that due to lack of manpower problems are being faced by the beneficiaries and unless the vacancies are filled work should be done with coordination with other departments. He said that at the district level help of people working in the forest and environment department should be taken.
The Chief Minister also asked to focus on Krishak Pathshala and it should be developed as clusters. He said that Pathshala will be helpful in enhancing the capacity of the farmers.
Those present in the meeting included Agriculture Minister Badal, Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh and others.