Telangana

Collect farmer, crop-wise data on daily basis: Chief Secretary

more-in

Data collected would be used for government schemes

Chief Secretary S.K. Joshi has directed the agriculture extension officers (AEOs) to record farmer and crop wise sowing activity across different districts on a daily basis and send the reports to the government.

The Chief Secretary wanted the senior officials of Agriculture Department to ensure virtual monitoring of the activities of the AEOs and take steps to make the seasonal data collection a dynamic process. The data collected by the AEOs could be utilised for the effective implementation of minimum support price, online payments to farmers and calamity relief works, among others.

He was participating in a video conference with district Collectors to review various aspects, including seasonal conditions, census operations, Swachh Bharat mission, distribution of pensions and Haritha Haaram on Tuesday. Mr. Joshi said the officials entrusted with monitoring of the Haritha Haaram programme should focus on survival of the plants rather than on the number of those being planted and efforts should be made to plant saplings with prescribed height so that they survive.

Geo-tagging plants

In addition to monitoring the effective implementation of Haritha Haaram, the officials concerned should focus on geo-tagging the areas where plantation works were taken up. The Rural Development department was engaged in the conduct of awareness programmes for officials as well as elected representatives at the grassroots level to ensure success of the ambitious programme.

Agriculture Department Principal Secretary C. Parthasarathy said the improvement in monsoon rains had increased the prospects of 99% of rain-fed crops while paddy cultivation was expected to go up once the major reservoirs and connected lakes and tanks received adequate inflows. GAD Special Chief Secretary Adhar Sinha wanted the officials to send inputs relating to urban agglomerations along with village and urban reports as part of the Census 2021 operations.

Steps should be taken for expeditious selection of enumerators and imparting necessary training to them. The officials concerned could utilise the Android application developed by the Census Department for conducting census works. Revenue and Commercial Taxes Special Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar wanted the officials to take steps for obtaining resolutions from Gram Sabhas in tribal areas in line with the norms under the PESA Act. The meeting also discussed about the construction of toilets in rural areas as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Related Topics Telangana
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Dec 9, 2019 9:43:02 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/collect-farmer-crop-wise-data-on-daily-basis-chief-secretary/article28763142.ece

Next Story