Secretary, Horticulture Manzoor Ahmad Lone on Thursday made an extensive tour to Fruit Mandi Kulgam and under construction Fruit Mandi at Jablipora, Anantnag.
He was accompanied by Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Horticulture (P&M), Managing Director, JKHPMC and other District Level officers, according to an official spokesperson.
During the tour, the secretary interacted with members of fruit growers associations and other stakeholders. The fruit growers put-forth various demands before the Secretary Horticulture who assured that their genuine demands shall be looked into. During visit to Fruit Mandi Jablipora in Anantnag, the Secretary directed Executive Engineer Horticulture (P&M) to expedite the pace of work. Secretary Horticulture exhorted the private entrepreneurs to come forward for establishment of CA stores, Food Processing units, card board unit for overall development of Horticulture sector. The department shall ensure that available incentives under various schemes are provided to entrepreneurs without any difficulty.