Karshika Keralam Essay Checker

The Kerala Government has taken a number of steps to bring down prices of essential goods, particularly items of food. It has, among other things, persuaded traders and hoteliers to cut prices by 5 per cent. Have the measures already initiated had any effect, and what more needs to be done? Our readers respond:

Exhibit price-list

The increase in the prices of essential goods has affected the common man. Most retail and wholesale vendors in the city hesitate to exhibit the selling price of the commodities. The vendors charge more for certain commodities and consumers are forced to pay it. The authorities should initiate steps to ensure that the price-list of commodities sold is exhibited in front of all shops selling essential goods and food items.

Jishi R

Thumba

Boycott shops

The reported measures taken by the State Government to bring down prices of essential commodities should not become a temporary arrangement adopted in the wake of complaints reported by the media. Mobile stores introduced in the State should be made permanent. Hoarding of essential commodities and black-marketing such items in the public distribution systems should be checked. Government measures have their own limitations. So, shops that fleece people should be boycotted. This would deter other shop owners from indulging in such deeds. The public should stand united.

T.V.R. Potti

Poojappura

Prevent hoarding

The Government action in persuading the traders to reduce the prices of provisions by five percent is not viable. Only effective market intervention through fair price Government agencies will succeed in tacking the problem. The Foreign Direct Investment in the retail sector can stabilise the price, as major players in the sector will invest in bulk storage facilities and buffer stocks to tide over scarcity situations. The Government should procure agricultural produce from other regions or imports the goods during drought or floods to prevent sky rocketing of prices. Transport strikes should be declared unlawful and necessary action taken. The Government's curb on hoarding of goods should be made more effective. Steps should also be taken to check corruption in the public distribution system (PDS). This will help reduce the price of essential goods.

Joy Eapen

Vennikulam

Effective steps

Steps taken by the Government to bring down prices deserve to be lauded. But such steps largely based on persuasive and ideological grounds will hardly prove to be effective. Such measures can succeed only if they are based on sound economic principles relevant to the region. Towards the end of January, the all-India inflation rate stood at 6.58 per cent compared to 4.04 per cent at the same time in 2006. Kerala is predominantly a consumer State. More effective ways of reining in price rise are needed. The State authorities can restrain monetary circulation to check the inflation rate. The long-term measure should be to improve the productivity of goods in a region. The efficiency of labour should be increased. Unless concrete steps are taken to strengthen the productivity of labour, the quantum of wealth produced in the State will gradually decrease.

B.K.S. Nair

Thiruvananthapuram

Strengthen PDS

The rise in prices of essential commodities is a matter of grave concern. There should be a weekly consumer price index to monitor the price. This will help the authorities take corrective measures. Steps taken by the State Government to distribute essential articles through the PDS have started showing results. However, if action is taken as during festival seasons such as Onam it can bring about considerable changes. The Government should purchase chilli and pulses from other regions when the prices are low. Free flow of goods from rural areas to other parts of the country should be facilitated.

A. Jacob Sahayam

Thiruvananthapuram

Conduct raids

The fiscal and monetary measures being taken by the Central Government should be capable of checking inflation. The PDS of the Central Government should be revamped so that each State will be given a deserving share depending on its needs. The State Government has begun to take steps to check the price rise of essential goods. Responding to the request of the Government, the Restaurant and Hoteliers' Association has extended its support by reducing the price of meals by a rupee. Traders should also respond in a similar manner to help the Government bring down the price rise. The Government should enhance the number of retail outlets across the State through the Civil Supplies Department. The commodities should be collected from its prime sources and made available to the common man at a lower price. This will help prevent exploitation of consumers by middlemen. A committee should be constituted to monitor the price of goods in the State regularly. The authorities should also ensure that traders and hoteliers display the prices of items. Raids should be conducted to prevent hoardings.

Arulraj

Thiruvananthapuram

Reduce sales tax

By convening a meeting of merchants and making them agree to a five percent reduction in their selling price does not prove to be an effective measure.

The Government should have demanded a selling price of all food items sold. Each shopkeeper should be made to display the selling price and the reduced rates. Monitoring the fee demanded by head load workers, reducing sales tax on many of the essential commodities, brining down the fuel tax and conducting random inspections at the market will help achieve the desired results. In Kerala, labour charges are very high. The subsidy allowed to Supplyco and other counters of horticulture are ineffective.

P.M.G. Pillai

Thiruvananthapuram

Address the issue

The steps taken by the Government to bring down the prices of essential commodities have ameliorated the sufferings of the common man. But the real issue is yet to be addressed. In Kerala, the southern districts depend on Tamil Nadu for the supply of vegetables and fruits. Despite the high transportation cost in procuring goods from other States, the goods brought in from Tamil Nadu are cheaper than those sold in the local markets here.

The price difference in commodities is a result of the high labour charge in Kerala. Hoarding and black-marketing weaken the food supply distribution system.

The real estate boom has prompted farmers to sell their lands and few take to farming these days. Steps should be taken to stabilise the pricing of goods. Opening mobile food supply stores, Maveli stores and Supplyco chains are a step in the right direction. But the move has affected the Government exchequer. Vegetable production needs to be improved and the Government should provide incentives and technical support to farmers taking up vegetable farming. The scheme drawn up the Minister for Agriculture, which includes setting up of Haritha Sanghoms and reopening of Horticorp outlets, are steps in right direction. Since the early Nineties there has been no major breakthrough in agricultural research. Efforts should be made to support research. The intermediaries in the supply chains should be avoided since it leads to price hike and other unfair practices.

The Government should sanction loans to farmers. Women's organisations such as Kudumbasree should help the cause by teaching housewives in rural areas how to create vegetable gardens in their backyards. Government needs to extend its support to such initiatives.

Bobby Francis Joseph

Thiruvananthapuram

Help farmers

The Government has taken steps to tackle the price rise of essential goods. Making traders and hoteliers reduce five per cent of the price is a welcome decision.

The move to make available kits for Rs.9 through the Haritha stalls is a commendable decision. It will help the poor. Such measures will help the Government boost business in the Haritha stalls that have almost ceased to function in many districts.

The Government has to deal with the problem of price rise at the grassroots-level. In most cases, the middlemen are the beneficiaries and the farmers do not get any profit. The products should reach the market directly through Government agencies. A special committee should be set up under the Department of Agriculture to oversee the implementation of the programme.

Archana V

Kollam

Adulteration

The move to bring down prices of essential goods, especially food items, is welcome. However, in evaluating the impact of the move, one needs to consider two things. Firstly, it has been reported that traders and hoteliers have been forced to bring down prices by five per cent. But this may not prove to be an effective step. None of the hotels in the city have been known to slash the price of food items. The Government should take steps to ensure that the people are benefited by the scheme. Usually, when the prices of food items go down, quality tends to suffer. This should not be allowed to happen. There may be an increased propensity among traders to sell adulterated food items. Systematic quality checks are a necessity to prevent such incidents.

Ramkumar Hariharan

Thiruvananthapuram

Remedial measures

The steps initiated by the Government may prove to be fruitful for now. But it will affect the exchequer will be felt only later. A permanent method should be devised to address the situation on a permanent basis.

The price rise seems to have been triggered by factors such as a high demand, low supply and decline in production. Statistics reveal that the crop production has grown only by a meagre 1.5 per cent in the last fiscal despite the economic growth of nine per cent.

Vast tracts of land are left uncultivated or are acquired for industrial and commercial needs. Modern agricultural practices should be adopted to improve the yield. The reasons for the price rise should be analysed.

Sanju S

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The Director of Agriculture is the head of the Department. The department has offices at the regional, district and Panchayat levels. It has a presence in all the village panchayat through Krishi Bhavans. There is a directorate of soil conservation, which has a soil conservation wing and soil survey wing. They undertake investigation preparation, and execution of all the soil conservation work.Agriculture Production Commissioner heads the Agriculture department and under him there is Secretary Agriculture and Secretary Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development. There are separate field departments for Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development.

 

No.

Department Sections

Phone No.

1.

Agriculture (Establishment - A) Department

0471- 2518253

2.

Agriculture (Establishment - B) Department

0471- 2517106

3.

Agriculture (planning - A) Department

0471- 2518958

4.

Agriculture (planning - B) Department

0471- 2517340

5.

Agriculture (NCA) Department

0471- 2518019

6.

Agriculture  (Farms) Department

0471- 2517159

7.

Agriculture (P U) Department

0471- 2518528

8.

Agriculture (Agri.) Department

0471- 2518070

9.

Agriculture  (IFA) Department

0471- 2518796

10.

Agriculture  (PPM cell) Department

0471- 2461452

11.

Agriculture  (PS) Department

0471- 2518130

12.

Agriculture  (WTO Cell) Department

0471- 2517169

13.

Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (Dairy) Department

0471- 2518728

14.

Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (AHE) Department

0471- 2518569

15.

Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (AHF) Department

0471- 2518754

16.

Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (AHG) Department

0471- 2518506

 

1. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (Establishment - A) Department

 

AGRICULTURE (EA) DEPARTMENT

0471-2518253

EA 1

  1. Establishment papers except disciplinary action of the following officers of Agriculture Department.
    • Additional Director
    • Joint Director
    • Deputy Director
    • Assistant Director
    • Assistant Engineer
    • Assistant Executive Engineer
    • Executive Engineer
    • Assistant Soil Chemist
    • Senior Grade Scientific Assistant.
  2. Delegation of powers of the officers of Agriculture Department.
  3. Special Rules of Agricultural State Services.
  4. DPC I of Agriculture Department.
  5. Revision of orders and manuals of Agriculture Department
  6. Miscellaneous LA Questions of the section.

EA 2

  1. Establishment papers of Agricultural Officer, Agricultural Assistants and Field Supervisors of Agriculture Department.
  2. Disciplinary action in respect of Agricultural Assistants & Agricultural Filed Officers.
  3. All papers related to:

·         Organization and set up of Agriculture Department

·         Krishi Bhavans

  1. Land owned by Agriculture Department
  2. Miscellaneous papers of the section.

EA 3

  1. Disciplinary action of the following officers of Agriculture Department.

·         Agricultural Field Officers

·         Agricultural Officers

·         Assistant Director of Agriculture

·         Deputy Director of Agriculture

·         Joint Director of Agriculture

·         Additional Director of Agriculture

  1. Papers relating to Special Vigilance Cell.

 

                                                                                                                                                 

2Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (Establishment - B) Department

 

 

AGRICULTURE (EB) DEPARTMENT

0471- 2517106

EB 1

Establishment papers of Soil Survey & Soil Conservation Department.

Revision of Codes and Manuals of Soil Survey & Soil Conservation Dept.

Review of Administrative Report of Soil Survey and Soil Conservation Dept.

EB 2

  • All papers related to deputation of officers of Agriculture Department, Soil Survey and Soil Conservation Department and Farm Information Bureau for Trainings, Festivals, Seminars, Conferences and Workshops including papers for training and deputation received from GAD and P & AR Department.
  • Deployment of staff of Agriculture Dept. to Local Self Govt Institutions.
  • All papers related to vehicles of Farm Information Bureau and Soil Survey & Soil Conservation Department.
  • Convening of Farm Information Bureau meetings.
  • Mass Media (including Government of India), Booklets, Journals, Newsletters, Press Release, advertisement, Farm Guides, Short films/video, website etc.
  • Kissan Kerala Project.
  • Awards to farmers and officials of Agriculture Department.
  • Administrative sanction for advertisements.
  • Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) to Photocopier/Risso/Fax of Agriculture Department, Soil Survey and Soil Conservation Department and Farm Information Bureau.
  • All papers related to purchase and maintenance of furniture for Agriculture Dept., Soil Survey & Soil Conservation Dept and Farm Information Bureau.
  • Other establishment papers
  • Miscellaneous papers of the section.

EB 3

  • Papers related to the scheme of employment assistance to dependents/relatives of public servants (dying in harness) in respect of Agriculture Department, Soil Survey & Soil Conservation Department and Farm Information Bureau.
  • Establishment papers of ministerial staff including non-gazetted officers of Agriculture Department.
  • Review of Administrative Report of Agriculture Department.

 

  1. 3. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (planning -A) Department

 

AGRICULTURE (PA) DEPARTMENT

0471- 2518958

PA 1

Centrally Sponsored Schemes in Agriculture and Soil Survey & Soil Conservation.

Review of progress report of centrally sponsored schemes

National Projects on Biogas development.

Non-conventional energy sources including Biogas and Biomass.

Bio-diesel and Getropha plant.

Pokkali and Kariland cultivation.

Kariland Development Agency.

Micro irrigation(Drip & Sprinkler Irrigation).

Lift Irrigation

Construction, Repair and Maintenance of bunds, ponds and canals for agricultural purposes.

Monthly review of development activities.

State Level Nodal Agency for Watershed (NWDPRA)

Miscellaneous papers of the section.

PA 2

  • All papers related to:
    • State schemes removed from the list of centrally sponsored schemes under Agriculture and Soil Survey & Soil Conservation.
    • District and State Level Co-ordination Committees on Agricultural Production Programme.
    • Programmes under Agro Climatical Zonal Team.
    • Extension activities in Agriculture Department.
    • National Food Security Programme.
    • National Development Council.
    • Haritha.
    • ATMA.
    • SAMETI
    • LEEDS
    • Bio Resource cum Agro-service Centre
    • National Horticulture Mission
    • National Organic Farming Programme
    • Rashtriya Krishi Vinjhan Yojana (RKVY), except project preparation and monitoring.
    • Lease land cultivation
  • General papers relating to contract farming and group farming

PA 3

  • All papers related to:
    • Paddy (cultivation, production, conservation, procurement, marketing, and supporting prize)
    • Paddy Development Agencies.
    • Paddy Board.
    • Production bonus to paddy farmers.
    • Padasekhara Samities.
    • Aquaculture in Padasekharams.
    • Fallow paddy land cultivation.
    • Rice Bio-Park
    • Upland paddy cultivation (കരനെല്‍കൃഷി)
  • Free power for agriculture purposes.
  • State Food Security Programme
  • All papers related to District Development Council (Jilla Vikasana Samiti)

 

4. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (planning - B) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518130

 

 

AGRICULTURE (PB) DEPARTMENT

0471-2517340

PB 1

  • All papers related to:
  • Coconut Cultivation
  • Cashew, sugarcane, banana, spices, vanilla and mushroom including their cultivation, value added products and State Schemes.
    • Floriculture
    • Tissueculture and Tissueculture lab.
    • Hi-tech farming.
  • Organic farming and Organic Farming Policy.
  • Plan Schemes on Private Nurseries.
  • Pension schemes for small and marginal farmers.
  • Karshika Vikasana Samiti.
  • Vanilla Marketing crisis.
  • State Horticulture Mission, EEC assisted horticulture development and miscellaneous papers on horticulture.
  • National and State Medicinal Plant Boards and other papers related to medicinal plants.
  • Kerala Land Use Commission.
  • Special Employment Programme for One Lakh Youth.
  • Karshaka Raksha Insurance and other insurance schemes for farmers.
  • Kisan Abhiman Pension programme and other pension schemes for farmers.
  • Papers related to Kerala Agricultural Workers Welfare Fund Board.
  • Miscellaneous papers of the section

PB 2

  • All papers related to:
    • Arecanut cultivation.
    • Tapioca and other tuber crops, pepper, cocoa and vegetables and fruits other than banana including their cultivation, value added products and State Schemes.
    • Precision farming.
    • Budget speech
    • Budget estimate (Plan & Non-plan) of Agriculture Department, Soil Survey & Soil Conservation Department and Farm Information Bureau.
    • State Plan Schemes of Agriculture and Soil Survey & Soil Conservation Departments and Farm Information Bureau.
    • Plan Schemes for pepper.
    • Fallow land cultivation except paddy.
    • Agriculture Development Policy (Karshika Vikasana Nayam).
    • Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Kerala (VFPCK)
  • Monitoring of State Plan Schemes & Plan Progress Review.
  • Monitoring of 20 point programme.
  • Special Schemes/Projects/Packages for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities.
  • Working group meeting in respect of Agriculture Department and Department of Soil Survey and Soil Conservation

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  2. 5. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (NCA) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518019

 

AGRICULTURE (NCA) DEPARTMENT

0471-2518019

NCA 1

  • All papers related to: 
    • Coconut Development Board.
    • Procurement of raw coconut and copra.
    • Support price to coconut and copra.
    • Installation of copra dryers.
    • Soil Testing Laboratories (Excluding establishment)
    • Quality Control Laboratories (Excluding establishment)
    • Agmark Grading Laboratories (Excluding establishment)
  • Kuttanad Package.
  • Idukki Package.
  • National Commission for Agricultural Cost and Prices
  • Rubber (including cultivation) and Rubber Board

NCA 2

  • Kerala Land Utilization Order 1967.
  • Revision petitions filed under Kerala Land Utilization Order.
  • Committee constituted to study the gravity of illegal conversion of paddy land & the remedial measures for it.
  • Kerala Conservation of Paddyland and Wetland Act, 2008.

NCA 3

  • All papers (excluding establishment) related to:
    • Regulated markets including Agriculture Marketing Bill.
    • Madras Commercial Crops Marketing Act and Rules.
    • Malabar Market Committee, Calicut.
    • Agricultural Market Intervention Schemes.
    • Price support schemes to cash crops, spices etc.
    • Spices Board.
    • State Agricultural Prices Board.
    • Plant diseases.
    • Pesticides & insecticides
    • Bio Fertilizer Laboratory (Excluding establishment)
    • Parasite Breeding Stations (Excluding establishment)
    • Bio-Control Lab (Excluding establishment)
  • Kerala Plant Diseases and Pests Act, 1972.
  • Spraying against Eryiophid mite.
  • Kerala Centre for Pest Management.
  • Miscellaneous papers of the section
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6.  Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (Farms) Department

Phone : 0471- 2517159

 

AGRICULTURE (FARMS) DEPARTMENT
0471-2517159

AF 1

  • All papers related to:
    • Agricultural farms
    • Agricultural farm labourers and contingency employees of Agriculture Department.
    • Seed Act and Seed Rules.
    • Seed stores, Seed farms & Godowns
    • Seed Committee
    • Seed Testing Laboratories.
    • Kerala State Seed Development Authority.
    • Production, storage, preservation & Distribution of seeds.
    • Coconut seed germination.
    • Procurement cost of coconut seedlings and paddy seeds
    • Nurseries & Nurseries Registration Act.
    • Neera.
    • National e-Governance Programme (NeGP)
    • IT, IDEAS, SPARK, DDFS, e-Office

AF 2

  • All papers related to:
    • Agricultural Research and Extension Co-ordination Boards.
    • Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
    • Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)
    • Kerala Agricultural University.
    • Admission to other Agricultural Universities.
    • All Research Stations and Agronomic Experiments.
    • Regional Agricultural Technology Training Centre.
    • Genetically modified Crops.

AF 3

  • All papers related to:
    • Accomodation (Construction, shifting and maintenance of building)
    • Rent of building.
    • Tribal Resettlement and Development Mission, Kerala.
    • Deseeya Karshaka Thozhilali Federation.
  • Inspection reports from the Stores Purchase Department.
  • Strengthening of Agriculture Engineering Wing.
  • Establishment papers of Non Gazetted technical staff, Class IV employees, driver, Part time Sweeper and Casual Sweeper of Agriculture Department.
  • Miscellaneous papers of the section

                                                                                                                                       

7Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (P U) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518528

  1.  

    Agriculture  (P U) Department

    Phone : 0471- 2518528

    PU 1

    All papers related to:

    • Plantation Corporation of Kerala.
    • Oil Palm India Ltd.
    • Horticultural Products Development Corporation.
    • Trivandrum Rubber Works

    PU 2

    All papers related to:

    • Kerala State Coconut Development Corporation.
    • State Warehousing Corporation of Kerala.
    • State Farming Corporation of Kerala.
    • Nadukkara Agro Processing Company.
    • Establishment of cold storages.
    • Vazhakkulam Agro & Fruit Processing Company
    • Kerala Pineapple Mission

    PU 3

    All papers related to:

    • Kerala Land Development Corporation
    • Kerala Agro Industries Corporation
    • Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation
    • Miscellaneous papers of the section
  2.  
  3.  

8. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (Agri.) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518070

 

 

AGRICULTURE (AGRI) DEPARTMENT

0471-2518070

AG 1

  • All papers related to:
    • Chief Secretary's Conference, MP's Conference, Collectors' Conferences, Staff Meeting etc.
    • Governor's address
    • Rainwater harvesting.
    • Result Framework Document (RFD)
    • Wayanad Package.
    • Dr.Prabhakaran Commission Report (Kasaragod Development Package)
  • General miscellaneous papers of the Department.
  • Revision of Subject Distribution Order of Agriculture Department
  • Miscellaneous papers of the section.

AG 2

  • All papers related to:
    • Suicide of farmers
    • Crop loss due to natural calamities (Flood, Drought, Saline water intrusion etc.)
    • Kerala Farmers Debt Relief Commission Act, 2006.
    • Kerala State Farmers' Debt Relief Commission.
    • Prime Minister's Special Rehabilitation Package for the distress affected districts of Wayanad, Palakkad & Kasaragod.

AG 3

  • All papers related to:
    • Fertilizer Control Order 1985
    • Zonal Fertilizer Conferences.
    • Allocation of fertilizer from Central Government to State.
    • Periodical report on supply of fertilizer from firms.
    • Vehicles of Agriculture Department.
    • Small Farmers Agri-business Consortium (SFAC)
    • Consolidation of Monthly Business Statement of the Department
  • Papers related to various crop insurance schemes:
    • State Crop Insurance Scheme.
    • National Agricultural Insurance Scheme.
    • Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme.
    • Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme.
  • Crop cutting experiments and preparation of crop statistics.
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9. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (IFA) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518796

 

AGRICULTURE (IFA) DEPARTMENT
0471-2518796

IFA 1

  • All papers related to:
    • Agricultural implements including pumpsets, petty-para etc.
    • Supply and recovery of short term/medium term/long term loans on schemes announced by Government of Kerala/Government of India.
    • Institutional credit to farmers.
    • State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC) meetings.
    • Agro Service Centre and service delivery and related matters.
    • Karshika Karma Sena
    • Agro Clinics.
    • Pumping Subsidy given to farmers.
    • Micro watersheds/ Neerthada Padhathi/Nirmary.
    • Coconut oil and other value added products from coconut except Neera
    • KERAFED
  • Miscellaneous papers of the section

IFA 2

  • All papers related to:
    • NABARD assisted RIDF schemes in all districts.
    • Registration of farmers & Agricard
    • Subsidy & e-payment to farmers.
    • Sahasra Sarovar Project.
    • Ponnani Kole Development Agency
    • Thrissur Kole Development Agency
    • Thrissur Ponnani Integrated Kole Development Schemes
    • Onattukara Vikasana Agency.
  • General papers relating to soil conservation and NABARD.
  1.  

10. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (PPM cell) Department

Phone : 0471- 2461452

 

 

AGRICULTURE (PPM CELL) DEPARTMENT

0471-2461452

PPM Cell

  • Preparation of projects seeking financial assistance from Government of India and external agencies.
  • Preparation of Policy papers and concept notes related to agriculture.
  • Preparation and monitoring of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY) projects
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11. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (PS) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518130

 

 

AGRICULTURE (PARLIAMENT) DEPARTMENT

0471-2518130

PS

  • All papers related to consolidation of:
    • L.A. Interpellations and Assurances.
    • Audit paras.
    • Inspection Report of AG.
    • Report of C& AG of India.
    • Reports of Public Accounts Committee, Public Undertakings Committee, Estimates Committee, Subject Committee and other Legislature Committees.
  • Reply to miscellaneous L.A Interpellations, Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha questions referred from other departments.
  • Papers related to progress in implementation of official language (ഔദ്യോഗിക ഭാഷാമാറ്റ പുരോഗതി)
  1.  

12. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (WTO Cell) Department

Phone : 0471- 2517169

  1. AGRICULTURE (WTO CELL) DEPARTMENT

    0471-2517169

    WTO Cell

    • The WTO Cell set up in the Agriculture Department in 2004 looks into matters related to trade in Agriculture in general and specifically on issues related to foreign trade policy, WTO & Regional Trade agreement intellectual property rights affecting Agriculture. It also looks into the functioning of EEC aided wholesale market, AEZ Projects, plan review exercise and L.A.R cases related to EEC markets.
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13. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (Dairy) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518728

  1. Plan Schemes of Dairy Development Department including Central Sector Schemes.
  2. Budget papers of Dairy Development Department.
  3. General Sector Schemes benefiting SC/ST.
  4. Establishment papers of all officers of the Dairy Development Department.
  5. All papers relating to Kerala Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation and the three milk Unions and 
    APCOS/Co-operative Milk Societies.
  6. Residuary papers on kottayam Dairy Projects and other allied subject
  7. OP's relating to Milk Societies.
  8. All papers relating to Flood II Programme.
  9. Swiss Aided Dairy Project.
  10. Papers relating to Motor Vehicles and purchase of Stores of Dairy Department.
  11. Administration Report of Dairy Department.
  12. Papers not alloted to any other seats in the section.
  13. Papers on Sewage Farms under Dairy Department.
  14.  

14Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (AHE) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518569

  1. All Establishment matters relating to AH Department including farm labourers
  2. All papers relating to appointment under compassionate employment scheme in Directorate of 
    Animal Husbandry.
  3. Papers of continuance of temporary non-gazetted posts in the Directorate of Animal Husbandry.
  4. Special rules of Animal Husbandry Subordinate service.
  5. Establishment papers of Livestock Inspectors.
  6. Delegation of powers to officers of Animal Husbandry Department.
  7. Papers relating to charge allowance to officers of A.H.D. and their Deputation, Seminars/Training outside to state.
  8. All papers relating to Special Recruitment.
  9. Establishment papers of Sr. Superintendents/Administrative Assistants/ Accounts Officers etc. 
    (including disciplinary action)
  10. Papers not allotted to other branches in this Section.
  11. All papers relating to Gazetted Officers of the Animal Husbandry Department.
  12. Special Rules for Animal Husbandry State Service.

                                                                                                                                         

15. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (AHF) Department

Phone : 0471- 2518754

  1. All papers relating to K. L. D. B.
  2. All papers relating to Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation.
  3. Papers on cattle improvement Assets and others selected through special employment programme.
  4. All papers relating to Meat Products of India.
  5. Papers of Kerala Feeds Ltd. (including budget)
  6. Papers on New Veterinary/Dairy Colleges and the proposed Veterinary University.
  7. Papers on LIPCOS/SPCAs including Budget.
  8. Amendment/Additions to the existing Acts/Rules of Animal Husbandry Department and all papers relating to 
    Indian Veterinary Council/Kerala State Veterinary Council.
  9. Artificial Insemination facilities.
  10. Miscellaneous papers/petitions and consolidation work of the Animal Husbandry and dairy Departments.
  11. Papers on Meetings/Seminars/Exhibitions etc.
  12. Papers not allotted to other branches in this Section.

    16. Agriculture Development & Farmers' Welfare (AHG) Department
  13.  Phone : 0471- 2518506
  1. Plan Schemes of Animal Husbandry Department.
  2. Budget papers of Animal Husbandry Department.
  3. Papers relating to Central Sector Schemes in A.H.D.General Sector Schemes.
  4. Benefiting Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.
  5. Livestock Census.
  6. Special Animal Husbandry Programme.
  7. Review of 20 point programme.
  8. Annual Administration Report of Animal Husbandry Department.
  9. Miscellaneous papers of the AHG Section.
  10. Write off of birds/animals died.
  11. Papers relating to Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals, Palode.
  12. Construction works of Department of Animal Husbandry.
  13. Opening of Veterinary Dispensaries,Hospitals, Sub Centres etc.
  14. Shifting of Veterinary Institutions of A.H.D.
  15. Compensation to loss sustained on natural calamities.
  16. Papers relating to purchase of feed ingredients, medicine chemicals.
  17. Follow up action on non-supply/defective supply medicine feed etc.
  18. Purchase and repair of Sundry articles and various equipment of the A.H.D.
  19. Condemnation of artices not useful to the A.H.D.
  20. Write off/loss due to theft and natural calamities.
  21. Settlement of dues payable on account of purchase of feed etc.
  22. Inspection report of Stores Purchase Department, Finance Department and Accountant General.
  23. Purchase of vehicles of Animal Husbandry Department.

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