Director Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat paid a visit to District Budgam to review the progress of departmental activities being undertaken under various central and state sponsored schemes. He was accompanied by Chief Horticulture Officer (CHO) Budgam, District Horticulture Officer (DHO) Budgam and other field officers. Director Horticulture visited HDO office Khansahab and various orchards located at Batipora, Kralwari, Nagam and Satipora villages. He also interacted with farmers/orchardists and assured them of all technical support as well as financial support being provided by the department under various developmental schemes.
The officers were instructed to remain punctual in performing the government duties and maintain a close liaison with the growers/orchardist so that they get the timely knowhow about the benefits of these schemes. Director Horticulture also visited Fruit plant nursery Beerwah where he was apprised that the nursery is spread over an area of 40 kanals, wherein 8500 walnut plants (paper shelled) and 5500 Apple root stock-MM 106/MM 111 have been planted in the nursery. Later on, Director Horticulture inspected Fruit Plant nursery Zangum/Pattan Extension along with Chief Horticulture Officer, Baramulla and took stock of developmental activities in the nursery.