Friday, October 30, 2009

Mir directs pilot project for Saffron irrigation

Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir today directed formulation of a pilot project for providing adequate irrigation facilities to Saffron fields at Pampore. In this regard, he sought a project report within a week’s time for its subsequent execution.

Chairing a meeting of officers to redress the problem of inadequate irrigation facility to the saffron fields here this morning, the Minister asked the concerned agencies to undertake an inspection of the area for an on the spot assessment of the problem and identify the possible sites of irrigation schemes. He also directed taking up immediately a pilot project for the purpose.

Mir asked all the related agencies to prepare a project report for the purpose and submit the same to him within a week’s time. He said on the receipt of the project report he would like the execution of the same so that farmers get relief at the earliest.

The Minister asked the officers and engineers to take all irrigation options like dug wells, bore wells, lift irrigation etc. into consideration while making the project report.

Minister of State for Agriculture, Javid Ahmad Dar, Director, Agriculture, B.A Dar, Director, Enforcement, Manzoor Shah, Chief Engineer, Irrigation & FC and other senior officers attended the meeting.


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