SAC approves subsidy for establishing 10 Controlled Atmosphere Stores

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 12 2018

The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik approved the proposal of Horticulture Department for facilitating private players to establish more Controlled Atmosphere stores (CA) stores in the State by providing additional back ended subsidy support.

Private entrepreneurs shall be encouraged to establish more CA stores in the J&K State, thus increasing the withholding capacity of orchardists for ‘A” grade Apple as result of which supply of Apples can be regulated for better returns to the orchardists by providing 33% back ended subsidy (Max. upto Rs. 7.26 Crore on pro rata basis) on establishment of 5000 MT capacity CA storage facility in addition to the back-ended subsidy already available under the centrally sponsored scheme Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture.

The additional subsidy support shall be provided to 10 CA stores of at least 5000 MTs capacity each which shall be coming up in the state during two years, i.e. 2018-19 and 2020-21.

In another major decision, SAC approved the proposal for providing interest subvention for procurements of Refrigerated vans. The proposal aims to encourage private entrepreneurs to purchase refrigerated vans in the State by providing 100% interest subvention for their procurement.

The introduction of refrigerated transport system shall prove a boon for marketing of fruits, particularly the perishable ones, besides maintaining cold chain by providing. Two types of refrigerated trucks are generally used for carrying fruits to terminal markets having capacity of 9 MTs and 16 MTs costing approximately Rs 32 lakh and Rs 46 lakh, respectively.

The maximum subsidy permissible under MIDH is Rs 13 lakh per vehicle of 9 MTs capacity and above. The entrepreneur raises 70% of the loan usually at the rate of 12% per annum. 100% interest subvention on the loan raised for procurement of such vehicles less by subsidy provided under MIDH has been approved. The 100% interest subvention shall be provided for purchase of 10 Refrigerated vans including 5 Vans of 9-ton capacity and 5 Vans of 16-ton capacity, for a period of five years on the reducing balance of loan.

SAC approves transfer of land for establishing Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Kupwara

KVKs to be established in all districts

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 12 2018

The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik approved transfer of State land measuring 77 Kanal& 17 Marla situated at villages of Regipora, Bohipora and Kupwara of District Kupwara to the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-K) for establishing Krishi Vigyan Kendra.

The SAC further directed the Agriculture Production Department to take up the matter with SKUAST-Kashmir/Jammu for establishment of Krishi Vigyan Kendras in other districts of the State, as are without such facilities.

SAC approves creation of 800 posts of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons, Paravets

400 to be recruited this year

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 12 2018

The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 400 posts of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons for appointment through JKPSC and 400 posts of Paravets for appointment through JKSSB in a phased manner in the Animal / Sheep Husbandry Department.

The SAC further asked the Animal & Sheep Husbandry Department to examine as to whether the recruitment against these newly created posts can be conducted on the basis of written tests only.

The creation of these posts will fulfill the long pending demand for regularization of Animal & Sheep Husbandry trial centres besides infusing fresh professional talent in the Department for maintaining health & welfare of animals, thereby, enhancing mutton, milk & poultry production in the State.

SAC approves creation of 32 posts for strengthening Vigilance Cell in JK High Court

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 12 2018

The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 32 posts of various categories for strengthening of Vigilance Cell in the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. The posts include 02 posts each of Registrar Inspection, Joint Registrar, 03 posts each of Assistant Registrar, Senior Scale Stenographer, Jr. Scale Stenographer, Head Assistant, Sr. Assistant and Jr. Assistant, 02 posts of Drivers and 08 posts of Orderlies.

SAC approves Shahpur Kandi Project Agreement

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 12 2018

The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the ratification of the Shahpur Kandi Dam Project Agreement signed on 08th of September, 2018 at Srinagar between the Governments of J&K & Punjab.

After the completion of the Shahpur Kandi Barrage based on the revised safeguards for construction, the Jammu and Kashmir State will be provided full quantity of 1150 cusecs of water from river Ravi, within its total share of 0.69 MAF, benefiting farmers of Kathua and Samba Districts. Besides, State will also get 20% electricity from Shahpur Kandi Dam and Thein Dam Projects.

The project has been declared as a National Project and will be implemented by Government of Punjab without any financial liability to J&K. The other benefits of the project shall be as under:

I. Crest level will be maintained at the same level in respect of both the sides at a height of 398.40 Mtrs.

II. Concurrently, the Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS) will carry out a detailed study to assess the crest levels of head regulators so as to ensure that the mandated share of 1150 cusecs of water is available to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, which will be binding on both the States.

III. The project will continue to be implemented by the Government, of Punjab. However, there will be a tripartite team headed by Member, CWC and consisting of Chief Engineers of two States to monitor the project as and when required but at least once in three months to ensure that the construction is as per the Agreement.

IV. The balance costs on account of compensation (approximately Rs. 115 crore) for land acquisition in respect of Thein Dam, as per the agreement, will be paid by the Government of Punjab immediately, as per the orders of the relevant statutory authorities under the Land Acquisition Act.

V. In addition, jobs to the oustees will be given by the Government of Punjab as per the agreed R&R Policy of both the State Governments. Employment to remaining 861 displaced families shall be provided.

VI. The Government of Punjab will reiterate its commitment to construct the balance 2.3 km Ravi Canal and Siphon for the Kashmir Canal co-terminus with the construction of the Shahpur Kandi Dam. Accordingly, the Government, of Punjab shall fully fund the construction of 2.3 km of Ravi Canal and Siphon for Kashmir Canal.

VII. All claims and counter-claims of Government of Jammu & Kashmir and Government of Punjab on account of delayed implementation of Agreement of 1979, the delayed implementation of the Project shall be settled by way of arbitration in accordance with Clause 16 of the Agreement of 1979.

VIII. The Government of Jammu and Kashmir shall have the right of first refusal in respect of its entitled share of 20% power from Shahpur Kandi Dam at the CERC rates, the right to be exercised annually and in advance before the beginning of each year.

IX. The water supplies to both States of Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir, in the operation stage, will be under the Joint Steering and Supervision of a Committee consisting of representatives of CWC and the Governments of Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir