Dept Horticulture organizes awareness cum training camp at Sopore

Srinagar, Nov 27 (KNS): Department of Horticulture Kashmir organized an awareness/training camp at Dak Bungalow Sopore, District Baramulla.

Director General Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (JKAS) was the Chief Guest of the function. DDC Chairperson, Baramulla Safina Beigh was the guest of honor. Various BDC and DDC members along with PRIs attended the camp. President Fruit Grower Association Baramulla/Sopore, President CA Stores Association, Kashmir and various entrepreneurs also participated in the camp. The camp was attended by a large number of progressive orchardists.

The main purpose of the training/awareness camp was to aware the farmers about the different departmental Schemes in vogue particularly newly launched Modified High Density Scheme.

At the outset of function Chief Horticulture Officer Baramulla Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, welcomed the Director General and other participants to the camp. He then highlighted the present scenario of the Horticulture sector in the district and appraised the participants about various developmental schemes including Modified High-Density Scheme.

Addressing the gathering, Director General Horticulture, elaborated in detail about the incentives available under the various central and UT sponsored schemes of the department viz. MIDH, PMDP, SMAM, PMKSY, CAPEX etc., and urged the farmers to come forward and avail the benefits under these schemes. Regarding the modified High-Density Scheme, he encouraged the farmers of the area particularly marginal and small farmers to come forward and take the advantage of newly launched Scheme. He also gave on spot instructions to the Chief Horticulture Officer to give vide publicity to all schemes particularly the Modified High-Density Scheme by holding awareness camp at village and block levels. 

At the end DG thanked all the participants and said more such camps will be held in the area. Director General then distributed Packing Shed/machinery authorizations among the farmers. He also presented certificated to the students who were provided training in canning and food processing by the Department. (KNS)

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