Horticulture training programme held at Shopian

SHOPIAN: A day-long training programme organized by Horticulture Department under Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) scheme was held here on Wednesday in which District Development Commissioner Manzoor Ahmad Qadri was the chief guest.
SDM Zainapora, Horticulture Development Officer, officials of the Department and a large number of progressive farmers were present on the occasion.
During the programme, the farmers were imparted training on propagation techniques of horticultural crops, scientific orchard management and canopy management. Practical field demonstration was also given to the trainees in propagation techniques.
On the occasion, the DDC impressed upon the farmers to use scientific techniques for the propagation and increase in production of fruit plants. Various schemes and programmes of the Government meant for farmers’ welfare were also listed during the training programme.