Srinagar: Director Horticulture Kashmir G.R. Mir on Saturday conducted tour of district Ganderbal and inspected various Departmental orchards and nurseries which include Fruit Plant Nursery Repora, Fruit Plant Nursery Wusan and Fruit Plant Nursery Tehsilbagh.
He took stock of various ongoing developmental works in these Nurseries. He instructed the field functionaries to ensure completion of works within the prescribed time linesHe was accompanied by Chief Horticulture Officer, Ganderbaland other field officers of the Department.
Director also held an interaction with the farmers at Fruit Plant Nursery Tehsilbagh. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the growers should adopt the latest techniques and tools while carrying out their farming activities in order to earn a better livelihood with less input. He also said that the Government is committed to double the farmers’ income and encouraged them to yield the benefits available in different Departmental Schemes. He further advised the farmers to have a close liaison with the Department for proper guidance and also instructed the field functionaries of the Department to ensure that full support is provided to the farmers from the Department. Chief Horticulture Officer and other field functionaries present on the spot shared their expertise regarding farming practices with the orchardists and demonstrated various cultural practices on the spot. On the grievances put forth by many orchardists, the Director assured them that immediate measures will be taken to address their genuine issues.
Different cooperative Societies also interacted with the Director and demanded for upliftment of the farming community in the District. The Director said that the Department is duty bound to provide full support to the societies working for the welfare of the Department.