Director Horticulture Kashmir Tours Anantnag District

Sachnews Jammu Kashmir

Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Horticulture Kashmir, today conducted a thorough tour of the district Anantnag. Director Horticulture along with Chief Horticulture Officer, Horticulture Development Officers (HDOs) of the district visited Departmental Farms/Nurseries and also conducted detailed tour of various fruit growing areas of the district, officials told Sachnews.

During the visit to the departmental Farms/Nurseries, Director impressed upon the staff to work with passion and dedication so as to achieve the goal of providing quality planting material to the farmers, besides following all the SOPs of COVID-19.

Director also directed the Chief Horticulture Officer to provide the protective gears like PPEs, sanitizers, masks, gloves etc. to the employees.

Moreover, the Director, Horticulture directed the field staff of the department to frequently visit the orchards and provide technical knowhow to the orchardists regarding various horticulture operation like disease/pest control, soil and nutrient management etc. During the visit Farmers/orchardists were advised by the Director to contact their respective Chief Horticulture officer/HDOs for any assistance. Furthermore, for the convenience of the farming community a helpline number has been established in the Directorate i.e. 0194-2311484.