SRINAGAR: The Director Horticulture (P&M) Vishesh Mahajan conducted an extensive visit to Ganderbal where he reviewed the departmental activities and took stock of operationalisation of the Zazna Mandi.
During the visit, the Director had a detailed exchange of ideas with the local growers and traders about their issues and the departmental support.
Some of the issues raised by the growers were attended to by the Director who announced that the possession letters for shopsites in the Zazna Mandi will be handed over very soon so that the mandi can be made operational at an earliest.
Earlier the allotted land was properly demarcated.
The Director impressed upon the allottees to start the construction of the shopsites as early as possible and complete it within the next three months.
During the interaction, the growers requested that the state land adjacent to the mandi may be included into the present Mandi land so that a futuristic problem could be taken care of. The Director assured to take up the matter with higher ups at the earliest.
On the issue of non availability of the electricity in the Mandi premises which is a basic necessity to operationalise it, The Director asked the department Engineering wing to get in touch with the power development department and process for the same may be initiated so that the issue is resolved forthwith.
The Director during the visit was accompanied by Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Executive Engineer and other officials.