After 20 years of the inception of the Scheme in rest of the country, NABARD started its Farmer’s Club Scheme in Kargil today and on the occasion Trespone Farmer’s Club was inaugurated at Trespone TSG Block
As per a statement the Club was inaugurated by Deputy General Manager NABARD Jammu SS Bhatoa along with District Sheep Husbandry Officer Kargil Dr Raza Abassi.
On this occasion Sarpanches and members of Farmer’s Club TSG Block and prominent Citizens of TSG were also present.
To uplift the Sheep and Goat Rearing sector according to the latest scope of employment and economic benefit eg Pashmina rearing and Mutton production, NABARD J&K has started its Farmer’s Club Scheme in Kargil in collaboration of District Sheep Husbandry Department Kargil.
Talking on this occasion Bhatoa has appreciated the role of Dr Abassi for following with NABARD to bring its scheme in Kargil which was supported by Sarpanches of the Block. He further informed that 60 Farmers club will be established in Kargil in the coming future in collaboration with Sheep Husbandry Department Kargil.
Meanwhile one day sensitization programme regarding NABARD Schemes was organized by NABARD Regional Office Jammu in collaboration with Sheep Husbandry Department Kargil at Conference Hall Baroo Kargil.
Sarpanches and field staffs of Sheep Husbandry Department participated in the workshop.
The workshop was conducted by Deputy Director General NABARD Jammu S S Bhatoa who explained the Sarpanches and field staffs about Farmer Club Scheme and Self Help Group Scheme of NABARD.
They focused on the importance of Farmer Club for Sheep and Goat Rearing with emphasizes on the duties and functions of Farmer Club, it coordination and linkage with Banks and line departments.
Appreciating the role of NABARD and particularly District Sheep Husbandry Department Kargil for introduction of such helpful schemes in Kargil, Kacho Hassan Khan told that Sheep and Goat sector in Kargil has great potential which will boost the income generation as well as employment generation of the poor farmers of this border district.
He advised the sarpanches to take advantages from such workshops and such schemes and told that there should be representation of all section of society particularly educated youths in these farmers club.
Later Bhatoa also visited the Head work of Kuru traditional Irrigation Canal Trespone and inspected the work of the Public on the spot during which the Villagers demanded for Up-gradation of the head work of the Canal. The farmers informed SS Bhatoa that from the last
16 days they are working to through water by the Canal but they didn’t succeeded.
Deputy General Manage NABARD assured them that there project will be looked on priority basis whenever the project reaches to NABARD’s Office. He also visited Karakul Sheep Farm Khumbathang.