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Govt keen to develop fruit industry: DG Horticulture

Conducts extensive tour of Anantnag, interacts with orchardists

Post by on Sunday, July 4, 2021

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Srinagar, July 03: The Director-General Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Saturday said the government is keen to develop fruit industry in the union territory to ensure increase in the income of farmers.
 The DG made these remarks during his extensive tour of Anantnag district. He visited prominent fruit growing areas of the district and held interaction with progressive orchardists. He assured them that the government is very keen to develop the fruit industry.
He also inspected Fruit Plant Nursery, Ganeshpora known for growing walnuts. The officers briefed the DG regarding the activities being carried out in the nursery for propagation of quality walnut plants.
Bhat expressed his satisfaction with the work done and sanctioned one borewell in the said nursery to resolve water scarcity issue.
He also reviewed the recently launched Modified High Density Plantation Scheme with the Chief Horticulture Officer and other field functionaries of the department. He stressed its implementation in mission mode for doubling the income of farmers.
Chief Horticulture Officer Anantnag, Farm Manager ACHD Zainpora and other concerned officers of the department accompanied the DG.

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