KUPWARA: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, on Saturday visited District Kupwara and inspected various on-going works undertaken by the department under various Central and State-sponsored schemes.

Ajaz Ahmad visited Base Station Chogal, where he inspected Fruit Plant Nursery and farmers training centre. He instructed the officers for ensuring the execution of quality work. He also visited Fruit Plant Nursery, Guloora wherein he inspected walnut grafting and stressed on the nursery staff to continue working with zeal.

Director also visited Canning Center Handwara where he interacted with the trainees of Skill Development Programme under Transformation of Aspirational District (TAD).

Later the Director convened a meeting of HODs and other officials of the department at District Horticulture office. Chief Horticulture Officer Kupwara, Zahoor Ahmad that said that under Aspirational District Programme, about 5000 high density plants were distributed free among the farmers of the district and the target of 10000 will be achieved within the stipulated time frame.

On the occasion, the Director impressed upon all the officers to mobilize their field functionaries and nursery staff for awareness of farmers and to strengthen the potential of developmental nurseries for production of quality plant material.

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