SRINAGAR: On the occasion of completion of 75th year of Food and Agriculture Organization (F&AO), Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat as per programme of Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) for creating “PoshanVatika” in the Anganwadis planted fruit plants in Anganwadi Centre Krimshore in district Budgam.
F&AO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads the international efforts to defeat hunger and improve Nutrition and Food Security and was formed on 16th Oct 1945 with the motto “Let there be bread”.
The Director while addressing the gathering exhorted the public to consume fruits in sufficient quantities as these are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre.
He said in this time of pandemic, the boosting of immunity by way of consuming fruits should be first priority so as to save the families from onslaught of pandemic.
The Director advised the general public to avail the benefits of departmental schemes in plantation, mechanization, creation of water sources, High Density Plantation and many other components being implemented under various schemes.
Later Director Horticulture visited fruit Mandi Krimshare which is under establishment and had interaction with various orchardists.
He advised them to establish a grading packing line so that fruits are properly and scientifically graded and packed and assured that the Department of Horticulture is committed for the welfare of the farming community.
Meanwhile, Sarpanches from the surrounding areas along with farmers and orchardists besides other persons in large numbers participated in the function.