Secy Horticulture takes stock of arrangements for ‘Apple Year’ launch

Srinagar: In connection with Apple Year launch, Secretary Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Lone Thursday convened a meeting with its coordination committee.

The meeting was attended by Director Information Muneer-ul-Islam, Director Horticulture Planning and Management Manzoor Ahmad Qadri, Director Floriculture Muhammad Hussain Mir, Deputy Director Tourism Kashmir Riyaz Ahmad and various other officers of Horticulture, J&K Bank and SKUST.

The Secretary was informed by the member of the committee that all arrangements are being done regarding the ‘Apple Year’ launch.

Lone directed the committee will coordinate for launching publicity campaigns and mass awareness camps for traders and growers regarding ‘Apple Year’ launch.

He said that in a bid to promote Kashmiri Apple in domestic as well as international market, the committee will look after the arrangements being made for the celebration of Apple Year for next two years.

The Secretary directed the Horticulture Department to work in close coordination with J&K Bank, Tourism Department and SKUAST for better media and event management for ‘Apple Year’ launch.

The members will coordinate various activities for celebration of ‘Apple Year’ as announced by the Chief Minister during the launch of High Density Plantation Scheme in February this year.


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