DG Horticulture visits Gbl, inspects departmental nurseries/orchards – Kashmir Reader
SRINAGAR: Director General (DG) Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today visited Ganderbal to inspect various departmental nurseries and orchards including Tehsil Bagh, Kralbagh and Five Orchards Repora.
During his visit, the DG inspected various activities/development works going on in these nurseries. It was informed in detail of the management practices implemented.
Deliberating on the overall economic and technological progress of the horticulture industry, the DG highlighted the need to diversify and zone fruit cultivation in the valley. In this regard, he gave on-site instructions to delineate different nurseries for the cultivation/propagation of different fruit crops like grapes, strawberries and apples, etc.
Speaking on the importance of nursery development, Bhat added that the main objectives of the Department of Horticulture are to expand the area of orchards, encourage diversification and zoning of fruit plantations, production and l supply of genetically improved plants through departmental and private nurseries, to improve productivity and quality through the introduction of advanced technologies and to ensure the availability of machinery and plant protection equipment for arborists at a cost subsidized for better pest and disease management
In the end, DG advised them to graft/propagate as many fruit plants as possible in addition to maintaining quality parameters.