Amid heavy rain, Dir Horticulture visits Pulwama, accesses damage to orchards by porcupine

Srinagar, Mar 11 (KNS):Director Horticulture Kashmir Aijaz Ahmad today visited orchards of Pulwama to access the damage caused by porcupine. 
Earlier there has been reports that some wild animals, porcupine have wreaked havoc on orchards and fields in Pulwama damaging vegetables, eating barks of apple trees, almond trees.
Director Horticulture visited some affected almond Orchard along with field staff,and issued instructions to provide every assistance to Orchardists to stop damages done by porcupine wild animal.
Speaking to KNS, he told that due to heavy rain, it was difficult to reach the spot, however we walked some kilometers on foot to reach the exact place to see the damage. I have assured to the orchardists for all possible assistance, he added.
While talking to orchardists, the director horticulture told them to approach CHO Pulwama, Budgam for any assistance and other guidance. Also urged the,farmers and fruit growers to cover the trunk of apple and almond trees with jute bags, HDPE bags, wire mesh to avoid trees from getting attacked by porcupine and other animals.(KNS)

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