Dir Horticulture reviews horticultural Projects in North Kashmir , Inaugurates office at Sogam

Kupwara March 03:(KNS)  The Director horticulture on Wednesday paid visit to Kupwara to inaugurate newly constructed horticultural building in Chandigam of North Kashmirs Kupwara. 
He also  reviewed various ongoing developmental schemes/projects in North Kashmir.

He was accompanied by Chairman DDC and members DDC beside Deputy Director Horticulture, Executive Engineer Horticulture (P&M)  and other officers of the Department.

 In District Kupwara Director Horticulture inaugurated newly constructed Horticulture Development office building cum residential quarter at Sogam. The work was constructed at a cost of Rs.69.22 lacs under Capex. Later on Director Horticulture visited Hi Tech walnt nursery Chandigam  and took stock of various civil works under construction.

He expressed great displeasure on account of quality of civil works executed by Rural Engineering Wing. He directed Engineering wing of Rural Dev. Department to improve the quality of work and said no compromise should be made with quality of material being used in civil works.

Director Horticulture also visited Base station Chogul and instructions were given to improve the  drainage. Further chief Horticulture officer Kupwara was directed to establish one hi tech green house and Bower system for quality production of Kiwi and grapes and also focus on establishment of mother orchard at the station.      

       Later on Director Horticulture reviewed the progress made by the Chief Horticulture officer Kupwara/Baramulla during the current financial year.  Director emphasized that all Districts shall ensure 100% expenditure under all the developmental schemes which are being implemented by the Department. Director Horticulture visited fruit plant nursery Pattan and took stock of various developmental activities.  Chief Horticulture officer Baramulla was directed to maintain the nursery on scientific lines for production of quality plant material, besides utilize the earmarked funds in full during current financial year. Further instructions were given to field officers  to keep strict watch on Pesticide trade and report  if anyone is found selling spurious substandard pesticides/fungicides  so that  action as per law is taken against the defaulter.(KNS)

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