Department of Animal Husbandry Budgam (Nodal Agency for “Kisan Sampark Abhiyan” under HADP for District Budgam) in collaboration with other departments such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries, Sericulture and Rural Development Department conducted Kisan Sampark Abhiyan under Holistic Agriculture Development Program (HADP) at Bundgam covering 01 panchayat. This orientation program was on 04-12-2023. During the orientation program, a total of 49 videos of schemes under HADP and other Centrally Sponsored Schemes were shown to the farmers across all the venues.
Using audio-visual aids in describing the schemes had a lasting and much more engaging, fascinating effect on the farmers. Besides, a question-answer session after each screening session of videos was held to clear farmers' doubts. The farmers were also provided with pamphlets explaining literature on all schemes in three languages (Hindi, Urdu, and English) which also contained information about the contact details of all the departments.
The farmers were also informed about the mode of application under these schemes using the KISAN SATHI- the IT Dashboard of schemes developed by APD. Regarding skill development, the farmers were also apprised of DAKSH KISAN- a learning management system developed by APD, where 118 skilling courses as per the UT's agro-climatic zones are free to the farmers. A total of 18 Farmers participated in the said event and a baseline survey was collected and uploaded for 12 farmers.