Awareness camp on the PMFME program organized at MF&VM Aglar Shopian

As part of the government initiative ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a sensitization camp on the Pradhan Mantri Program for Formalizing Food Processing Micro-Enterprises (PMFME) was organized on Saturday to reach the farming community of Mega Fruit and Vegetable Mandi (MF&VM) Aglar, here.

The outreach program was organized by the Shopian Regional Marketing and Horticulture Department in conjunction with the Shopian Fruit Growers Association. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian, Sachin Kimar Vaishya was the chief guest at the event which was attended by a large number of horticulturists and farmers. in addition to the staff of the departments concerned.

In his remarks, the DC explained in detail the incentives available under the various schemes sponsored by the center and the UT of the department and urged farmers to come forward, join the relevant departments and take advantage of the benefits. different schemes to improve their socio-economic situation. – economic status.

He further urged the field officials to reach out to the farming community by organizing awareness camps and special interaction sessions with the arborists so that they can benefit from the newly launched program.

Experts have informed that more such camps will be organized in the region to educate farmers, especially arborists, on the latest and scientific farming technologies to double their income. The President of the Fruit Growers Association, Mohammad Amin, presented some issues to the DC for a include Mandi protection dyke, leaf and soil analysis laboratory, transport yard and road backfilling link.

Among others, the Additional District Development Commissioner, Manzoor Hussain, CHO, AMO, CAHO, AD Fisheries, District Officers of Line Departments, District Contact Person for PMFME Program, President and Board Members of the Fruit Growers Association, Shopian.

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