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Srinagar, May 16: Manzoor Ahmad Lone, IAS, Secretary to Government, Horticulture Department, J&K Government, made an extensive tour to South Kashmir Fruit Mandi Kulgam and under construction Fruit Mandi at Jablipora, Anantnag, today on 16th May 2019. He was accompanied by Mr. Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, KAS, Director Horticulture Kashmir, Director Horticulture (P&M), Managing Director, JKHPMC and other District Level officers, a statement issued by the Horticulture Department here said today.

During the tour interaction with members of fruit growers Association and other stakeholders was held. The fruit growers put-forth various demands before Secretary Horticulture who assured that genuine demands shall be fulfilled within the shortest possible time, the statement further added.

During the visit to Fruit Mandi Jablipora for which 440 kanals of land and Rs. 33 Cr has been earmarked in District Anantnag, Secretary Horticulture directed Executive Engineer Horticulture (P&M) to expedite the pace of work. The issue of expansion of the Mandi was discussed with the concerned officers.

Secretary Horticulture directed the officers to furnish a detailed project report for further course of action. Secretary Horticulture exhorted the Private Entrepreneurs to come forward for establishment of C.A. stores, Food Processing units, cardboard unit for the overall development of the Horticulture sector.

The department shall ensure that available incentives under various schemes are provided to entrepreneurs without any difficulty.  

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