Dir Horticulture reviews developmental schemes, projects in Kupwara,Baramulla

SRINAGAr: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Wednesday visited District Kupwara,Baramulla where he reviewed various developmental schemes and projects
He was accompanied by Chairman DDC and members of DDC beside Deputy Director Horticulture, Executive Engineer Horticulture (P&M) and other officers of the Department. District Kupwara Director Horticulture inaugurated newly constructed Horticulture Development office building cum residential quarter at Sogam.
The work was constructed at a cost of Rs.69.22 lacs under Capex. Later on Director Horticulture visited Hi Tech walnut nursery Chandigam and took stock of various civil works under construction. He expressed great displeasure on account of the quality of civil works executed by the Rural Engineering Wing. He directed the Engineering wing of Rural Dev. Department to improve the quality of work and said no compromise should be made with quality of material being used in civil works.
Director Horticulture also visited Base station Chogul and instructions were given to improve the drainage. Further chief Horticulture officer Kupwara was directed to establish one hi tech green house and Bower system for quality production of Kiwi and grapes and also focus on establishment of mother orchard at the station.
Later on Director Horticulture reviewed the progress made by the Chief Horticulture officer Kupwara/Baramulla during the current financial year. Director emphasized that all Districts shall ensure 100% expenditure under all the developmental schemes which are being implemented by the Department. Director Horticulture visited fruit plant nursery Pattan and took stock of various developmental activities. Chief Horticulture officer Baramulla was directed to maintain the nursery on scientific lines for production of quality plant material, besides utilising the earmarked funds in full during the current financial year. Further instructions were given to field officers to keep strict watch on Pesticide trade and report if anyone is found selling spurious substandard pesticides/fungicides so that action as per law is taken against the default

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