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Make parks, gardens more attractive for visitors: Advisor Baseer

Post by on Friday, July 9, 2021

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Srinagar, July 08: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday directed the Floriculture Department authorities to improve beautification of parks and gardens by introducing new varieties of ornamental plants and state-of-the-art landscaping.
The Advisor made these remarks at a meeting he chaired of Floriculture, Parks and Gardens Department at civil secretariat here.
The Advisor directed the officers to explore ways and means to improve the beautification of parks and gardens.
During the meeting, discussions were held regarding plantation drives, cluster plantation, avenue plantation and ornamental plantation to make the gardens and parks more attractive for visitors. The introduction of ornamental plants like Sakura at few places especially in the peripheral areas of Tulip Garden was also discussed.
The Advisor was given a detailed brief by the Commissioner Floriculture about the facilities and improvements being introduced in the department. The Advisor instructed the officers to be proactive and ensure that the beautification of gardens, parks and the facilities being manned by the department is done meticulously by introducing new varieties of ornamental plants and state-of-the-art landscaping.
On the occasion, Baseer Khan directed that any new variety to be introduced should be planted under the careful supervision of the experts and after examining its feasibility taking into account the climatic conditions. He said any new variety to be introduced should be first planted on demonstration basis so as to see its behaviour and proper study of its resistance to the climatic conditions. He also said consultants need to be employed so that a holistic mechanism is adopted with finer details being taken into account.
He stressed on the need to have proper planning and foolproof mechanism in place to make expenditure of any kind more fruitful and adaptive to the present needs, keeping in view the importance of tourism in Jammu as well as Kashmir.
Commissioner Secretary Floriculture informed the Advisor about the beautification of various parks and gardens and said that efforts are underway to improve the facilities for the visitors.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, Director Floriculture Kashmir, Director Planning Floriculture and Director Finance Floriculture.

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