Director Horticulture, Kashmir, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat Saturday chaired a meeting to take stock of various developmental activities and programmes being undertaken in horticulture sector Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts.
According to an official spokesperson, the meeting was
attended by Deputy Director Horticulture Kashmir, Chief Horticulture Officers
of concerned Districts, Executive Engineer (P&M), District and Zonal
During the meeting, the director took a comprehensive review
of horticultural and allied activities wherein he was briefed by the concerned
Chief Horticulture Officers with regard to the functioning of the sector in
their respective districts.
He took a detailed stock of high-density plantation
programme during which Chief Horticulture Officers were directed to identify
the small and marginal farmers to be covered under high-density plantation
programme. The director also stressed on preparing a comprehensive list of
potential beneficiaries that can be covered under the programme. Moreover, he
directed the farm managers to give preference to the unemployed graduates under
Difficulties and bottlenecks being faced by the officers in
the implementation of schemes were also discussed and measures were suggested
to be adopted to overcome the obstacles for better results. While reviewing the
developmental projects, the Director instructed the officers for ensuring
completion of earmarked projects within stipulated time frame for the benefits
Aijaz Bhat stressed for conducting field visits so that
feedbacks, grievances and other related issues of the farmers/orchardists are
projected. He exhorted upon the CHOs to conduct training/awareness at
Block/tehsil levels so that farming community is provided technical know-how in
the field of Horticulture.