SRINAGAR: About 200 kanals of land are being covered under the High Density Plantation scheme for apple in north Kashmir’s Bandipora scheme this year, the government said Saturday.
In an official release issued here, the government said various incentives would be provided to the orchardists for the purpose.
It said a joint team of the officers and experts of SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Horticulture department, and local Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) made an “extensive visit” of various areas of the district to select the places having “great potential or feasibility” for implementation of the scheme.
The team comprised of Chief Horticulture Officer Bandipora, Head of Department Pomology SKUAST-K, Programme Coordinator of the KVK, and scientists of Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH) Rangreth, SKUAST-K, and KVK.
The irrigation facility at the sites is being taken into consideration for plantation of the high-density plants, it said.