DG Horticulture visits under construction Apple processing Unit at Pulwama

Srinagar, Dec 10 (KNS): Director General Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (JKAS) on Friday visited the under construction Apple Processing Unit at Lassipora Pulwama. He was accompanied by Managing Director JKHPMC, Chief Horticulture Officer Pulwama and other committee members.

The said visit was the outcome of discussions held during the last SLEC meeting held under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Horticulture Shri Naveen Kumar Chowdhary (IAS). The proposed visit was to ascertain the status of work with respect to DPR and as per the guidelines of MIDH Scheme.

Later, Director General took review of Modified High Density Plantation Scheme in the District. Pertinent to mention the said scheme was recently launched by the UT Government and is a flagship programme of the Department.

He also visited various sites where the orchards under the said scheme are being established. He appreciated the work of the Department and developers/entrepreneurs. He further advised all the Officers and developers to speed up the pace of plantation and make all possible efforts to achieve the allocated targets for the current year.

He further advised the field functionaries and developers to aware the farmers about the scheme by jointly organizing awareness camps. In addition DG Horticulture also visited various On Farm Handling and Sorting Units (Pack Houses) being constructed under the different departmental schemes and urged the farmers to follow the Departmental specification. (KNS)

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