Principal Secretary Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Navin Kumar Choudhary, Tuesday visited Baramulla where he chaired a meeting with the concerned officers and had a holistic review of agriculture and allied sectors.
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr G N Itoo, presented a detailed account of progress cum performance recorded in various sectors through a power point presentation. He said that district has achieved a substantial progress in production as well as in productivity of some major food crops. He highlighted some issues and bottlenecks in these sectors and sought his personal intervention in resolving these issues in a time bound manner.
After taking comprehensive review, Principal Secretary appreciated the role of district administration for achieving marvelous performance in these sectors. He also directed the DC to identify land for establishing a farmers’ market so that more and more marketing avenues are created.
Meanwhile, Principal Secretary announced two refrigeration vans for transportation and the subsequent marketing of fresh vegetables and said that every possibility should be explored for farmers’ welfare.
Choudhary e-inaugurated several projects in agriculture sector which included hi-tech poly green house, green house, fisheries hut and high altitude seed testing lab.
Director Agriculture, Director Horticulture, Director Animal Husbandry, Director Sericulture, Director fisheries, Joint director planning, district and sectoral officers among other concerned officers were present on the occasion.
Director Horticulture reviews functioning of the dept
Srinagar, Aug 11: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Tuesday reviewed the functioning of department.
The meeting discussed progress of developmental activities and advisory, guidance provided to fruit growers vis-à-vis spray schedule and pesticides that are to be used to contain different types of disease.
All the concerned district heads and field functionaries were instructed to provide necessary advisory and guidance to the fruit growers during this dry spell.
The Director said that the fruit growers shall be provided proper guidance to irrigate their orchards, wherever required, and apprised about proper timing for spray in their orchards during this hot weather conditions so as to harvest quality fruit with higher returns.
Instructions were conveyed to speed up the developmental works in the field while keeping close liaison with the growers.
He said awareness programmes shall be conducted at village level while strictly following the SOPs for management of COVID-19 Pandemic.
Among others, Deputy Director Horticulture, Assistant Director Horticulture, Chief Horticulture officers, farm Manager ACHD Rajbagh and Zainapora, Manager cum chemists all other subordinate officers of the valley attended the meeting.