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Department of Horticulture Kashmir organize Buyer- Seller meet


KNS

Srinagar October 18:(KNS) Department of Horticulture Kashmir organized Buyer- Seller meet on the pattern of Sunday market in the premises of Directorate of Horticulture Rajbagh Srinagar on Sunday. In the event various kinds of Dry and Fresh fruits in excellent stalls were displayed by the fruit growers for sales. Around forty (40) such stalls & various kinds of Farm/Plant Protection Machinery and organic fertilizer like vermi compost were displayed. Pertinent to mention that event was declared open by Sh Navin Kumar Chowdhary, IAS Principal Secretary to Government, Horticulture Department in the wee hours of morning today. Characteristic feature of the event being that large number of growers/buyers were present on the occasion. Director Horticulture Kashnmir Mr Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, KAS made an extensive inspection of the stalls displayed and urged upon the sellers to keep reasonable price of the commodities for attracting more and more people to the event. Later on Principal Secretary Horticulture in his address to the participants made a mention of new Scheme under the nomenclature “Operation Green’s Top to Total”, an initiative under Atmanirbhar Bharat. He explained the very objective of the scheme and urged upon officers / officials of the Department of Horticulture to make the growers aware about the scheme for ultimate benefits. He further urged upon officers/officials to get the growers registered under the scheme enabling them to reap its benefits. He also exhorted to avail the benefit under the scheme PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) wherein subsidy for establishment of new food processing units and upgradation of existing food processing units is being provided Director Horticulture in his address assured Principal Secretary that staff down the line shall be mobilized to meet the objectives of the programme in entirety.(KNS) 



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