*Director Horticulture Jammu inaugurated Plantation Drive and Mega awareness Camp in Doda.*

Publish Date : 27/11/2021
Doda, November 14. Director Horticulture Jammu Sh. Ram  Sevak  today inaugurated plantation Drive at Pyrote and Assar in Doda  and planted sampling of Lime  in the field of Dev Raj and Atal Kumar under High Density  CAPEX scheme in presence of R. K. kotwal Chief Horticulture officer  Doda. The programme was also attended by District Horticulture Officer Shakeel Ahmed Manager Cum Chemist Bhaderwah B.B  Pangotra  Horticulture Dev. Officer of all the Blocks and field staff. Director Horticulture Jammu also inaugurated the Mega awareness camp  at Ramghar Assar where more than 200 farmers/ Orchardist  attended the public awareness camp.
 The Block Developmen council chairpersons  a Assar Ms Sulkhshna Devi,  BDC Chairperson Kashtighar Jb Abdul Ghani Bhatt and sarpanches panches of different panchayat were also present on the occasion. At the outset Director Horticulture  explained  the different developmental  schemes  and discussed  the incentives being provided to the Orchardist  for upliftment of the socioeconomy of the farmers. He said that the District is having great potential of Horticultue which must be tapped.  He appealed the PRI and field functionaries  to work in tandem for doubling the farmers income with  special focus on Area expansion and Establishment of Solar Driers and processing Unit. Chief Horticulture officer Doda during his addresss ask the farmers to come forward and avail the benefit of various Dev. Schemes .He also addressed various technical issues of the farmers related to their fruit crops. District  Horticulture officer in his addresses  also apprise the farmer. Manager cum Chemist Bhaderwah  requested the farmers to come forward for establishment of Food processing unit and Training programme for value addition of their produce to harness the better price of their produce. During the programme PRIs of different panchayats highlighted various issues of their  panchayat.  The Director gave patient hearing of the demands and assured them to be completed in time bound manner.