SRINAGAR: Director General Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat on Saturday (JKAS) visited Lassipora Pulwama where inaugurated many Grading Lines of various CA Store located in the area. Chief Canning Instructor Srinagar, Chief Horticulture Officer, Pulwama, and representatives of SKUAST-K. accompanied him After the inaugural session, an interaction with growers and CA Store owners was held.
Speaking on the occasion Director General said that Department is committed to strengthen the post-harvest infrastructure in the valley and advised CA Store owners to create grower friendly atmosphere and urged them to provide quality services to the growers. During the interaction various demands were put forth before the Director General by the CA Store owners like smooth movement for fruit trucks through NH-44 and establishment of a dedicated truckyard to cater the growing number of CA Stores and other Post Harvest enterprises in the area. Regarding the demands put forth, He assured that the matter will be taken up with the higher authorities and hoped that all genuine demands will be fulfilled very soon. He further advised the farmers to come forward, associate with the Horticulture Department and avail the benefits of different Departmental Schemes particularly newly launched Modified High Density Plantation Scheme.
Later a review meeting of the district was held which was attended by CHO, Pulwama and other field functionaries of the Department. While reviewing the progress made in the Departmental scheme, he instructed the officers of the Department to ensure 100% expenditure He also urged the field functionaries to make frequent visits to the field and provide the growers with latest technical knowhow, besides giving vide publicity to different Departmental schemes.