The Horticulture Sector is growing in Jammu region also and with the introduction of different schemes on the ground, the Horticulture industry is showing remarkable growth.
Recently Div Com Jammu reviewed activities of Horticulture Planning & Marketing Department and asked all the DCs to identify additional land for establishment of fruit & vegetable mandis in districts; ensure best possible support to farmers.
He reviewed the department schemes and plans besides functioning of existing fruits and vegetable markets in the districts.
Director HPM gave a detailed powerpoint presentation and apprised that in Jammu division the Department is managing 18 Mandis in 09 districts out of which 12 are functional and 06 are under development.
While giving details of objectives, the director informed that the objectives of the department was to facilitate farmers for enhancing their Income by Providing Market linkages, introducing new techniques, helping the farmers in the value addition and supply chain to ensure that their interest were not compromised, provide training and advising the farmers on various aspects of grading, packaging, value addition and processing, establishing Mandis for providing organized marketing centers to the traders and growers of J&K and guiding the farming community for adopting new technologies and farming methods for enhancing production and quality of the crops.