UT, district-level committees formed for the implementation of the national bamboo mission
JAMMU, July 20: the government today sanctioned the constitution of the Executive Committee at the level of the territory of the Union (UTLEC), the Mission du bambou du Territoire de Union (UTBM) and the Development Agency Bamboo District (DBDA) for the implementation of the National Bamboo Mission in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the order, the chief secretary of J&K will be the chairman of the UT level executive committee while the administrative secretaries of the finance department, rural development department and Panchayati Raj, agricultural production and farmer welfare department , Department of Industry and Commerce, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Tribal Affairs and Department of Forestry, Ecology and Environment are its members.
Other members of UTLEC will be Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Jammu / Kashmir, a candidate from the Union Ministry of Agriculture DAC & FW, one or more representatives of NABARD / Lead Bank (the highest official of UT ), the registrar of the J&K cooperative, the director of the National Forestry Research Institute. J&K, Director Agriculture Kashmir, Managing Director AIDCL J&K and two experts (Production, Processing Design and Product Development Industrial Promotion and Marketing) while Director Agriculture Jammu (Nodal Officer) will be secretary member of UTLEC.
The mandate of the two expert members of UTLEC is 2 years from the date of their appointment. UTLEC will approve the action plan of J&K UT before communicating it to the Executive Council of the National Bamboo Mission at the national level for approval and release of funds. It will also ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of the scheme.
The UT Bamboo (UTBM) mission will have the director of agriculture Jammu (nodal agent) as chairman while the additional PCCF J / K (planning and projects), director of horticulture J / K, director of the Institute of state forestry research J&K, director of rural development J / K, MD J&K Handloom and Handicraft Corporation, director Handicraft and Handloom J / K, director Social Forestry J / K, director Industries & Commerce J / K, director Agriculture Kashmir, MD AIDCL J&K, Registrar Cooperative J&K, Research Director SKUAST J / K, Additional Director JK Science and Technology & IC and a representative from NABARD / LDM will be members of UTBM.
UTBM will organize a baseline survey and feasibility studies in different districts to determine the state of bamboo production, its potential and demand and tailor assistance accordingly. He will work on the establishment of bamboo economic zones according to the location of the hinterland and the demands of the industry.
He will prepare an outlook and annual action plan at the UT level in accordance with the mission’s goals and objectives in close coordination with the Bamboo Technical Assistance Group (BTSG) and oversee its implementation. It will also receive funds from the UT government and other sources to carry out the activities of the UT mission, keep proper accounts and present certificates of use to the relevant agencies.
UTBM will provide periodic progress reports to SLEC for transmission to NBM (DAC & FW), Ministry of Agriculture and release funds to implementing organizations and oversee the monitoring and review of the implementation of the programs. He will assist and supervise the implementation of the Mission’s programs in the UT through cooperative societies of farmers, NGOs, producers, entrepreneurs, associations, self-help groups, UT institutions and other similar entities.
In addition, UTBM will organize workshops, seminars and skills development / training programs, participation of artisans in exhibitions / trade rates, etc. for all interest groups / cooperatives / associations in accordance with the approved action plan.
The District Bamboo Development Agency (DBDA) will have the District Development Commissioner as chairman while the DIC General Manager, Deputy Development Commissioner, Horticultural Officer, Panchayat District Officer, Deputy Registrar from the J&K cooperative, the deputy director of hand weaving and crafts, the divisional forestry manager, DFO social forestry, project manager for science and technology, and representatives from NABARD & LDM, KVK and FPO / producer associations / SHG will be its members. In addition, the Chief Agriculture Officer will be a member-secretary of the DBDA.
The DBDA will approve the annual district action plan based on the specific requirements and needs of the districts, compile all proposals to be sent to the UT Bamboo mission for assessment and review, and coordinate between relevant departments. He will supervise, coordinate and control all activities at the district level and ensure the organization of training, seminars and exhibition visits to farmers identified under the National Bamboo Mission.
In addition, DBDA will submit the monthly progress report under the program. It will also release aid to beneficiaries of the scheme.