CS reviews progress of ‘Climate Resilient’ projects in J&K

SRINAGAR, JUL 26: The Chief Secretary, B B Vyas today chaired the first meeting of State Level Steering Committee on Climate Change (SLCCC) to review the progress achieved in J&K with regard to implementation of project namely ‘Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture In Rain-Fed areas of Jammu and Kashmir’.
The project is under implementation in water stressed rain shadow areas of Bhalwal block of Jammu district and Budgam block of Budgam district, through Agriculture Production Department as an executing entity.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary APD, Commissioner Secretary Finance, Commissioner Secretary Forest, Director Agriculture Kashmir and officials of NABARD.
During the meeting, various issues related to climate change confronting the State were discussed threadbare. The Chief Secretary asked J&K Climate Change Cell to submit more projects for funding to the National Adaption of Fund on Climate Change and Green Climate Funds.
The CS directed APD to utilize money on already sanctioned project of Agriculture on Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture in Kandi areas of J&K. The project is sanctioned for an amount of R 22.15 cr and R 11.25 cr already parked with NABARD.
The CS also gave directions for taking effective steps so that quantifiable mitigation measures are placed to counter negative impact on climate change on existing crop cycle.