After a spot of 18 years, the federal government of India is taking steps to domesticate land on the zero line in border areas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua.
To evaluate the bottom realities on the zero line and put together for farming, Deputy Commissioner Kathua OP Bhagat, a Border Safety Power official, the Chief Administrative Officer, Agriculture Division and a border space panchayat consultant convened a gathering on the zero line at BOP Manyari on Monday.
All of the preparation of farming, demarcation of farmers land and obstacles like land mine risk have been mentioned on the assembly.
In addition they took a tour of zero line on fencing level in a bunker automobile and assessed the bottom state of affairs and viabilities of farming. The Pakistan farmers are cultivating their area as much as the zero traces however in Hirangar sector almost 3,500 canals of land are mendacity uncultivated attributable to indiscriminate firing by Pakistan.
The Deputy Commissioner Kathua OP Bhagat after assembly with stakeholders assured the farmers that subsequent crop of wheat might be cultivated on zero line throughout the fencing within the month of October.
The Authorities will present all potential assist to the farmers resembling gear, tractors and safety cowl by the Border Safety Power. Bhagat has requested the farmers to be prepared for zero line farming because the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) Authorities is fascinated with cultivating the entire land throughout the fencing. It could additionally assist the BSF to take care of a vigil on the zero line.
“We got here right here to evaluate the viability and means of sowing. Farmers are inspired for a similar and I hope we will efficiently sow wheat crop right here. We are attempting to carry farmers right here for sowing and ploughing. It should profit the farmers as properly. It should clear the road for BSF officers right here which is able to scale back insurgency and shelling,” stated Bhagat.
The BDC chairman Marheen Block Karan Kumar and border resident Ashok Kumar have been additionally current right here and appreciated the initiative of the federal government to domesticate fields on the zero line land after an extended interval of 18 years.
They cheered up after getting authorities help for cultivation of uncultivated land which has been mendacity barren for 20 years. It was a requirement of border farmers.
Ashok Kumar, “The DC together with different officers got here right here for the evaluation. The governor has additionally instructed us to do farming right here that can have quite a few advantages. The federal government and BSF is able to assist us. We want to thank the UT authorities for this initiative.”
“Out of 22 panchayats, 20 panchayats are on the border. This land has been barren for a very long time. The DC has instructed BSF officers to arrange this land for farming. This may profit the farmers,” stated Karan Kumar, BDC chairman Marheen border.
Source: Daily Sikh
BDST: 1912 HRS, OCT 30, 2020