RAMBAN: The activities of the National Horticulture Board were formally launched in the district in an event chaired by the Chairperson of District Development Council, Ramban, Dr Shamshad Shan here today.
Deputy Director, National Horticulture Board (GOI), Sansar Ahmed was the guest of honour on the occasion. On occasion, a one-day awareness camp was organised to disseminate information regarding the functioning of the National Horticulture Board among the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairperson said, “Given the huge potential of horticulture in the district, the launch of the National Horticulture Board will play a significant role in boosting horticulture in the district. With the launch of NHB in Rambanas well as the other districts will be benefited under the Schemes of the National Horticulture Board”.
The Chairperson said that the department is striving for empowering farmers by imparting value addition under the PMFME (ODOP) scheme, NHB, AIF, e-NAM, grading and packing besides facilitating the farmers, FPOs, SHGs and Cooperatives of the district to promote the sale of the local produce.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Director said that NHB, which is mandated for integrated development of hi-tech commercial horticulture and post-harvest management/cold chain infrastructure in the country, is launched in Ramban for implementation, monitoring and coordination of its various schemes and activities.
Chief Horticulture Officer, Anil Gokha; Chief Agriculture Officer, Dr Ashwani Sharma and Area Marketing Officer, Horticulture, Planning & Marketing, Sunil Bakshi among other senior officers and progressive farmers attended the programme.