Horticulture is the main economic plank of Jammu and Kashmir and the government is going to create more cold storage units so that the orchardists can keep their fruit unless they get a better price.
Recently government reviewed the projects of horticulture and deliberated about the projects which are pending with the GoI for want of sanction or approval, to which the Principal Secretary directed the officers to provide a last deadline by or before 31st December 2021 to clear deficiencies, pointed out by the GoI, in their documents.
Government decided to withdraw the projects which have been lying with the GoI for the last six years for want of deficient documents.
Two projects regarding establishment of a CA cold store of JKHPMC were also approved subject to fulfillment of all required documentation as per guidelines of MIDH.
The J & K government also considered and recommended several DPRs of CA store projects during the meeting and approved establishment of two Center of Excellences, one each at Kashmir and Jammu.
Government also reviewed the status of works under MIDH and CAPEX Budget so that horticulture sector gets a required support from the central government
Recently J&K administration reviewed the high-density plantations in Kashmir and Jammu divisions, establishment of CA Stores and Parwaz Scheme among others so that more and more people are benefited from such schemes.