Department of Horticulture holds event to mark day

Srinagar: The Department of Horticulture, Kashmir on Saturday celebrated the world Environment day at the Directorate of Horticulture Kashmir, Rajbagh, Srinagar. Besides Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (KAS), many officers/officials participated in the event.
To mark the event the Director planted a fruit plant at the Horticulture complex. On the occasion the director highlighted the importance of celebrating world Environment day. For the protection of the environment the Director emphasized upon the use of organic manures and less use of pesticides on fruit plants. Taking this as an opportunity he advised the orchardists that instead of burning leaves they should use them for making compost. He also stressed on using the pruning wastes for making briquettes.
At the end the Director wished everybody on world environment day and hoped that we should give our coming generations a healthier and happier environment to live.

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