Srinagar: Director General Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today visited Fruit Plant Nursery Harwan to ascertain the situation due to encroachment of departmental land by the locals.
Pertinent to mention that on the directions of DG Horticulture an F.I.R. has already been lodged against the culprits. DG Horticulture said that the encroachment in whatsoever form shall not be tolerated and action against the encroachers will be initiated under rules.
While, taking stock of Nursery operations, Director General Horticulture showed his displeasure over the poor performance of the staff posted there.
Normal Nursery operations like pruning, weeding, hoeing etc. were not performed and nursery was giving a shabby look. He then visited Fruit Plant Nursery Zakura, and took the nursery operations where the condition was not much different from the Fruit Plant Nursery Harwan. Taking strong note of it, he immediately suspended and subsequently attached the staff of both the nurseries with ACHD Zainapora, Shopian. Taking action against the Officer.
Incharge for negligence he suspended the Horticulture Development Officer Harwan.
DG Horticulture instructed the Chief Horticulture Officer Srinagar to speed up the pruning, hoeing and other nursery operations in the departmental
Nurseries/Orchards and make the Poly Green Houses functional. He further advised him to prepare the vacant land for creation of Post Entry quarantine (PEQ) facility.