Director Horticulture takes stock of departmental activities in Kishtwar, Doda

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 6: Director Horticulture Jammu, Chaman Lal Sharma conducted an extensive tour of twin districts of Kishtwar & Doda to have a complete review of achievements of all the schemes viz: Capex as well as Centrally Sponsored Schemes especially Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP)besides other developmental activities being carried out in both the districts.
The Director chaired the meeting of the District Officers, Horticulture Development Officers, officials & field staff of Kishtwar and Doda in their respective districts.
At the outset, Chief Horticulture Officer, Kishtwar, Sajid Mustafa briefed the chair about the achievements made under all the schemes being implemented in the district.
While taking a review of the ongoing schemes, Director Horticulture impressed upon the officers and officials to expedite the works undertaken for the development of the departmental nurseries and organize awareness camps, Kissan goshthis, etc. to ensure effective implementation of Government schemes for the ultimate benefit of the fruit growers. He also had an interaction with the farmers at Panchayat Pochal and listened to their problems patiently.
Further, in district Doda, Chief Horticulture Officer, Raghunath Upadhaya appraised the chair about the status of progress made under different departmental Schemes. The Director stressed upon all the officers and officials to put their efforts with zeal and dedication to disseminate the developmental schemes of the department to the last possible farmer of the district for better utilization of funds in time. He also inspected the Olive Oil Extraction Plant and Soil Testing Laboratory set up at the District Horticulture complex Doda.
The Director stressed upon officers/officials of twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar to identify walnut clusters which can be supplemented with High density varieties of walnut to raise economic standards of rural populace.

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