Secretary Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad Saturday conducted an extensive tour of various public parks here and took stock of ongoing works.
During his visit to Botanical Garden, the Secretary called for inculcating the practice of cleanliness and sanitation as a norm and emphasized on more plantation to amplify green spaces.
The Secretary also visited Tulip Garden where he interacted with the officials, and later visited various chambers where cleaning, grading and storing of Tulip bulbs are done.
He said the Garden was the attraction for promotion of tourism in the State and it needs to be further promoted. He said the Department was looking into the possibilities of starting late evening interactions for the tourists.
Later, the Secretary visited the Plant Introduction Section, Cheshmashahi. He complimented the officials of the Department for their hard work and directed them to discharge their duties with added zeal and zest.
The Director Floriculture (Kashmir) and other officials from the department accompanied the Secretary.