Dept Horticulture Organizes 3rd Buyer Seller Meet

Srinagar October 25:(KNS) In view of good response from the public and for the benefit of growers/orchardists under “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Scheme”, the Department of Horticulture Kashmir today organized 3rd Buyer-Seller meet on the pattern of Sunday market in the premises of Horticulture Complex Rajbagh Srinagar.
Director Horticulture Kashmir-Sh. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat-KAS postulated this concept on the pattern of Sunday market, where sale/display of various fresh and dry fruits took place, which will create awareness among the public for consumption of fresh fruit thus helps boosting the immune system.
The event was attended by fruit growers of all Districts of Kashmir Valley. Maximum exhibits/stalls of Dry and fresh fruits were installed and value added products were also displayed in the event to boost the home scale processing of horticulture produce.
Addressing the gathering of orchardists, Director Horticulture Kashmir elaborated the benefits of Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) which was recently approved by the Government of India and informed fruit growers to contact their concerned Chief Horticulture Officer and Horticulture Development Officer for registration. Director Horticulture informed that the procurement of apple will be done by Central Procuring Agency, NAFED. Director Horticulture informed that this announcement by the Government will provide an effective marketing platform to apple growers and it will ensure remunerative prices for apples resulting in overall income enhancement of farmers in J&K.
The event was highly applauded by the buyers as well as sellers and requested that the event should continue in future.(KNS)


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