Director reviews functioning of Horticulture deptt

Jammu: Director Horticulture, Anuradha Gupta, today visited Samba to take an overview of departmental activities and plantation done under different schemes.

During the visit, the Director conducted an extensive tour of Government Fruit Plant Nursery, Vijaypur and inspected various components under PMDP scheme like installation of Solar pumping system, Drip irrigation system, Vermi compost unit, newly constructed approach paths as well as newly established mother blocks of Litchi, Peach, Pomegranate. Director Horticulture gave on spot instructions to the officers to promote the nursery on modern lines as a demonstration unit and promote the rare fruits which are vanishing from fields like Jamun, Galgal, Dates, Persimmon etc.

The Director also visited various orchards established by the farmers and checked activities being carried out under different Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

She interacted with progressive orchardists and distributed Jackfruit seedlings among the farmers of village Nud of Samba.

Chief Horticulture Officer Samba, C L Sharma, gave a brief review of different components being taken up under various schemes in the district.

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