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DG Horticulture, delegations visit Pulwama

Review post-harvest management infrastructure

Post by on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Srinagar, Sep 28: The delegations from the Policy Advocacy and Research, Centre, Mumbai represented by Vikram Sankaranarayanan (Executive Director)  and  Ruchita Rane (Project Coordinator), and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco Grow), Mumbai represented by its Director Aashish R. Barwale, are on the visit to Kashmir to review the marketing, post-harvest Management infrastructure related to Horticulture. 
The delegation conducted an extensive tour of District Pulwama.  Ajaz Ahmad Bhat , Director General Horticulture, accompanied the delegation. Pertinently, the government has already signed MoU with PARC, Mumbai regarding action driven policies, strategic investments by potential investors to bring ground-breaking transformation in Horticulture and Industrial sectors in J&K.
The group paid visit to various HD Orchards, CA Stores, Apple Beverage plant, Valley’s 1st Trellis support system manufacturing unit etc. The group also conducted a meeting at Pulwama which was attended by Mohammad Shafi, General Secretary Industrial Association Lassipora, Majid Wafia, President CA Store Association, Izhan Javeed, CEO M/S Fruit Master Pvt. Ltd and representatives of Panchal Agro Fresh Pvt. Ltd, Alnoor Agri Fresh Ltd, besides some progressive growers. Director General apprised the team about the present scenario of Horticulture in Kashmir and assured the group of all possible support for the uplifment of Horticulture Sector in the valley. 
The delegation promised that the companies are committed to help grow the horticulture Sector by making investment in establishment of Cold Chain facilities, marketing of fruit etc., thereby boosting the Horticulture sector in the valley.  At the end the Director General thanked the delegation and hoped that more and more private investments in Horticulture sector are made in future. 

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