Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo, today chaired a meeting here at Civil Secretariat to discuss the availability and supply of petroleum-derived spray oils for use in agriculture and allied sectors in the Union Territory.
The meeting delved into various issues related to freight and supply capacity of the empanelled oil and petroleum companies.
During the meeting, Atal Dulloo asked about the spray schedule and instructed the respective officers to notify the public about the same. The officers informed him that the first week of February and onwards has been assigned for the activity.
The ACS emphasised on ensuring adequate availability of quality horticulture mineral oil and other petroleum-derived spray oils for the use of the farmers at the most affordable prices.
He also directed the officers to emulate the facilities in neighbouring states and ensure that the stock availability and license status of the empanelled companies were up to date.
The ACS stressed the importance of ensuring the availability of such resources and instructed the officers to take necessary steps to make sure the farmers get the best quality products at the most affordable prices.
The meeting was attended by Secretary in Agriculture Production Department, Shabnam Kamili, Director, Agriculture Jammu/Kashmir, Director Horticulture Jammu/Kashmir, besides other officers from Jammu and Kashmir besides representatives from SKUAST and others.