Jt Dir Horticulture urges farmers to avail benefits under various programmes

Srinagar, Feb 15: A one-day J&K Apple Conclave was today organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry on the theme of ‘Sustainable Innovations for Apple Growers of Kashmir,’ here.

Joint Director Horticulture Kashmir, Zahoor Ahmad Bhat participated in the conclave.

During the proceedings of the programme various vital and important deliberations were made in technical sections on supply chain, food processing, integrated nutrition practices, crop protection, use of high-end technology as a tool to enhance the yield manifold and to take the quality to national and international standards.

Bhat in his session deliberated upon the profitable high-end yield-oriented farming practices and the conservation of traditional varieties of apples being cultivated in Kashmir for decades.

Present-day farming is technologically driven, therefore use of modern-day techniques in our farm field has become imperative and indispensable, he said.

The Department of Horticulture has introduced game-changing schemes and policies to take the fruit industry to newer heights, added Bhat.

He said the farming community must come forward to avail benefits being available with the department under various programmes.

The session was also addressed by the Vice Chancellor of SKUAST-K and other technical experts and representatives of the corporate industry.


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