Sachnews Jammu Kashmir
SRINAGAR, February 10:
Mission Director MIDH-J&K, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (KAS) & Director Horticulture Jammu Ram Savak along with Scientists of Agriculture University, Jammu today inspected Centre of Excellence, Udheywalla, Jammu and reviewed the progress of ongoing works and status of the physical achievements made thereof.
Under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), the prestigious CoE at Udheywalla, Jammu is being established at an estimated cost of Rs 784.04 lacs over an area of 200 Kanals which will serve as latest advance demonstration and training centers as well as have facilities for production of high quality fruit plants and serve as demonstration centre for micro irrigation, high-tech greenhouse technology, Tissue culture labs, bio-control labs and shall also have weather forecasting station, officials told Sachnews.
The team was briefed in detail about the constructed infrastructure and the plantation done till date. The executing agency has cultivated Citrus & Guava, lemon plants over an area of 130 kanals and 2 lac plants are being prepared in High Tech Green- houses there, thus a germ plasm bank too created.
Mission Director, MIDH J&K instructed the executing agency to expedite the pace of work and do on priority completion of all pending works. This project provides a variety of facilities to the farming community in future & function as farm school. He also emphasized not to compromise on the quality of work and stressed that all the work should be as per approved plan.
In addition, Mission Director, MIDH J&K on his two day Official tour convened a State Level Executive Committee Meeting (SLEC), in which four (04) projects of Controlled Atmosphere Storage and one (1) Walnut Food processing project were approved for providing back ended credit linked support.
Besides Deputy Director, Horticulture Jammu & Assistant Director Horticulture Kashmir, HDO Jammu and other field functionaries also accompanied the Mission Director, MIDH, J&K.