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Director Horticulture conducts extensive tour of Shopian

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Director, Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, conducted an extensive tour of Shopian district, on Thursday and said irrigation Channels Must be Restored and Advised field Staff of Horticulture to go For urea spray

According to rapports Director inspected various developmental works and departmental nursery furit plant Zainapora and others at shopian. He asked the concerned officer to conduct time bound operations and ensure proper maintenance of the departmental farm/nurseries and Field staff must have to ensure proper functioning of irrigation infrastructure and layout of distribution system at an earliest.

During his visit to ACHD, Zainapora, Shopian, the Director appreciated the efforts made by the Farm Manager, Zainapora and his staff in the plantation of imported root stock and its maintenance, amid the lockdown due to COVID-19.Furher, He added that The horticultur department has Generated income of 2 crores in annual season of 2019-2020.
The director has instructed to officers to provide every possible support and guidance to the orchardists for remedial measures to be adopted as per spray schedule while following the guidelines and SOP related to COVID-19.he directed the concerned to maintain social distance.

During the inspection of various developmental as well as civil works at the Centre,

Meanwhile Director Horticulture Ajaz Ahmad Bhat paid full satisfaction over the adoption of such plants cultivated at Asia largest Horticulture farm and advocates that farmers must shift their traditional cultivation into scientific and High density species. He said that department of Horticulture is always in service of farmers and whenever they face any problem in cultivated high density plants must communicate our Staffers for their assistance

2.80 Lac new root stock to be imported from Netherland has been planted and kept under quarantine conditions at this farm for propagation and multiplication and 3.50 lakh has been already distributed. Over all the district distributed 6 lakh new root stock.

When this reporter talked with a farmer who has adopted these Scientific and high density plants at his farm. He said that This Scientific method has really boosted his economy and the most important thing is that, these plants yield crops only in couple of years and the quality of these apple are really very high and it gets very attractive rates.
He too advocates farmers to go with this advanced and modern farming to Get unexpected benefits and also forces, Horticulture departments that the measures must be taken to aware and educate mass about this farming
Further, He accepted that Horticulture department assisted him in all aspect in this scientific way of farming (KNS)

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