Govt for taping horticulture potential in Jammu
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, July 13: Minister of State for Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Nazir Ahmad Khan (Gurezi) today laid emphasis on promotion of protective cultivation in far flung areas of Jammu division to help farmers to get returns during winters also.
Chaining a review meeting of Horticulture, Floriculture and Sericulture Departments of Jammu Division, the Minister exhorted upon field functionaries to tap huge Horticulture potential of 1.50 lakh Hectare in the region and bring more area under Area expansion programme to ensure the plantation of high yielding varieties, an official statement said.
He emphasized on to promote growing of Mango, litchi and Guava in Jammu, Kathua and Samba area, Stone Fruits in Poonch, Rajouri and Temperate Fruits both fresh and dry in Doda and Kishtwar Districts.
He asked the field functionaries to strengthen the Departmental nurseries to produce quality plant material so that farmers get the certified plant material at their door step.
Director Horticulture Jammu on the occasion briefed the Minister about the Horticultural activities taken up by the Department for the benefit of the farmers.
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