SRINAGAR: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad on Wednesday convened a review meeting at Directorate of Horticulture Kashmir to take stock of all developmental activities being undertaken in the field.
During the meeting, Director Horticulture laid emphasis on propagation of quality planting material in public sector nurseries for establishment of orchards in farmers fields.
The achievement/progress under all schemes was discussed in detail with the District Heads. The Director called on all the District Heads to pull the expenditure and to speed up execution of works in respect of major schemes viz. CAPEX/PMDP/MIDH and ensure cent percent utilization of funds within the stipulated period of time.
All the Chief Horticulture Officers were directed to ensure the awareness among growers through different mediums related to benefits under the newly launched Schemes viz. “Operation Greens- Top to Total” and PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) as a part of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’.
Further Director Horticulture discussed the potential of the newly introduced schemes which includes creation of Agriculture Infrastructure Development Fund under which new projects will be taken up for Back Ended Subsidies.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Horticulture Kashmir, all Chief Horticulture Officers, Nursery Registration Officer and Horticulture Information & Publication Officer of Kashmir Division.
Meanwhile, Kissan Divas was also observed by the Horticulture Department here today and on the occasion the Director addressed the participants and other officers of Kashmir Division.