PM holds PRAGATI video conference with chief secretaries
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held his monthly video conference under the Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation initiative.
Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held his monthly video conference under the Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) initiative, with Union secretaries of various ministries and chief secretaries of the different states.
Chief Secretary Jammu and Kashmir, B R Sharma also participated in the video conference, an official spokesman said. The Prime Minister reviewed the status of implementation of Mega Food Parks Project and urged expediting the work project so that farmers receive the intended benefit as envisaged in the scheme, he added.
The Mega Food Parks scheme aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers so as to ensure maximising value addition, minimising wastages, increasing farmers' income and creating employment opportunities.
The park shall be having agriculture/ horticultural- processing zone containing state-of-the art processing facilities with support infrastructure and well-established supply chain.
Meanwhile, Modi also reviewed the progress with respect to Aadhaar enrollment and its seeding with bank accounts. Linking Aadhaar with bank account will allow authentication of the beneficiary to receive Direct Benefit Transfer under various government-run schemes like MGNREGA, scholarships. Prime Minister in this regard also asked states to complete the process expeditiously.