Director Horticulture reviews the functioning of deptt

SRINAGAR: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Wednesday convened a review meeting here to take stock of all developmental programmes being undertaken in the field. Director Horticulture highlighted the importance of the Horticulture sector and its role for employment generation through trade in fertilizer, distribution, pesticides, machinery and other post harvest management practices besides production of fruit crop.
He laid emphasis on propagation of quality planting material in public sector nurseries for establishment of orchards in farmer’s fields. During the meeting all the officers were sensitised on the issues related to availability of quality inputs like fertilizers and pesticides and were directed to ensure frequent checking of the stocks available in the market, so that the quality products are made available in the market. The extension agencies working in the field were directed to publicize the role of the Department and schemes under implementation through Department of Horticulture using all modern tools of information like pamphlets, hoardings, posters in the field so that the farmers are benefited under the schemes in vogue.
Among others the meeting was attended by all the Chief Horticulture officers and other Subordinate officers of Kashmir Division.

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