Director Horticulture Ajaz Ahmad Bhat on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to the office of chief horticulture office, Budgam and other facilities of department to review the progress of activities being executed under various central and state sponsored schemes.
According to an official spokesperson, the director horticulture issued strict instructions to officers/officials of field staff to remain punctual, dedicated and honest in performing the duties and maintain a close liaison with orchardists, so that they get the benefits of the schemes.
The director also inspected fruit and vegetable craft centre, LalMandi, Srinagar and instructed chief canning instructor Srinagar to submit a proposal for making functional all canning centres in Kashmir for arrangement of funds.
He also instructed to start short and long term training courses so that the unemployed youth are being trained and opportunities of self-employment are created.
Chief canning instructor was also directed that proposal for two mobile units be furnished so that the mobile demonstration at village/block/tehsil level can be conducted for training of unemployed youth.