Fruit growers Association calls on Director Horticulture

Srinagar January 30:(KNS) A delegation of Jammu & Kashmir Fruit Growers Association today called onD irector Horticulture Kashmir  Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (KAS) at Directorate of

Horticulture Kashmir and apprised Director Horticulture about issues faced by the

growers of valley. The association demanded that import of Iranian Apples via

Afghanistan are being sold in New Sabzi Mandi Azadpur New Delhi must be

restricted as it severely jeopardize the interest of fruit growers of valley.

The Director Horticulture responded to the delegation that the issue has been

takenup with the UT Government as well as GoI with the request to take

appropriate action as warranted. The delegation was assured that their all other

genuine issues shall be redressed. Director on demand of association assured to

take up the matter of availability of required quantities of HMO and pesticides with

concerned authorities so that availability of these important inputs is ensured

 After that, a meeting of Sub Committee of SLEC for examination and scrutiny

of DPRs related to C.A. Storage units/Reefer Vans under Mission for Integrated

Development of Horticulture (MIDH) was held at Directorate of Horticulture

Rajbagh Srinagar.

The Sub Committee examined the 13 DPRs of C.A. Stores / four Reefer Vans

submitted by Private Entrepreneurs for seeking assistance under the scheme and

after examination of DPRs, concerned Entrepreneurs were directed to complete the

deficiencies listed so that these cases are placed before SLEC for sanction/approval.

Lateron in the day, a deputation of JK Non-Gazetted Horticulture Union also

called on the Director and appraised him about the problems faced by them.

Director assured to redress the same within the shortest possible time.(KNS) 

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