Meeting of Horticulture Deptt officials, Fruit Association reps held

Ganderbal: District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla Friday convened a joint meeting of Horticulture Department and representatives of Fruit Association Ganderbal to discuss the issues relating to fruit growers and traders of the district.

The meeting discussed the establishment of Canning and Processing centre for utilizing the off-grade products, the establishment of Dry Fruit Mandi at Kangan, weaver of Rs 50,000 in favour of commission agents in Zanza mandi, Chattergul. Besides, desilting at Lar canal, Dab canal and Baba Canal were also discussed in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC assured of taking all possible steps to resolve the discussed issues. He also directed concerned officers to ensure field visits so that the grievances of the fruit growers are redressed at an earliest.

The association representatives hailed the steps taken by the district administration in redressing the grievances of the farming community. They also hailed the steps of relocation and augmentation of the pipeline from the Zazna Mandi.

Chief Horticulture Officer Ganderbal and Chief Executive APMC Zazna were also present in the meeting.

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