High density plantation
Government of Jammu and Kashmir has been motivating the horticulturists to boost their economy by having high density plantations. Lot of farmers have switched over to high density plantation in their orchards in Jammu and Kashmir.
In this direction J&K administration is trying to get more growers inclined towards the high density plantation and have also encouraged many private players to help fruit growers to set up such orchards across Kashmir.
Various steps are afoot for ensuring that horticulture and related activities get a fillip by way of various government schemes and interventions so that the quantum of produce gets increased contributing to the economy of Jammu and Kashmir. The Horticulture department ensures that the high density plantation scheme meant to boost apple and other approved fruits production is implemented in a manner that maximum horticulturists get its benefit. A mechanism has been formulated to make it broad based by actively involving stakeholders and incorporating their views and suggestions as well.
In this regard, Elite clonal rootstocks have been brought from the Netherlands to achieve self-sufficiency in plant production so that dependence on import is minimized, an official said.
To reduce the input cost of High Density Plantation by way of reduction in import of planting material and to encourage local entrepreneurship in the field, the government approved implementation of Development of High Density Plantation Nurseries in J&K through Private Entrepreneurs as a regular Scheme under CAPEX budget.