Ramban – With a view to promote fruit growing and other allied activities in the District, Horticulture Department today organized a Mega fruit show-cum-Kissan Mela , here at Maitra park .
The event was inaugurated by the District Development Commissioner Ramban . S.A Butt.
Joint Director Horticulture Jammu . Sonam Narboo, Chief Horticulture Officer, Ramban . M.A Mir besides various other senior officers of District administration and Horticulture department were present at the inaugural function.
During the fruit show about 900 varieties of various fruits were displayed by the fruit growers of different blocks of the District, while different high yielding potted plants were also put on display on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion DDC Ramban . Butt said that the area has huge horticulture potential as most of the population lives in hilly and rural areas which is vital for the cultivation andgrowing of fruit plants. He asked the fruit growing community of the District to adopt a scientific approach and plant high yield varieties of fruits for better income.
Joint Director Horticulture . Narboo also addressed the fruit growers and said that the development of Horticulture was the priority of the Government adding that he Horticulture Department Jammu has initiated various schemes to boost the sector in the region. He said all sort of assistance and technical guidance was being provided to the fruit growers in the District. He asked them to avail benefits of various schemes initiated by the Department for the benefit of the fruit growers in the District.
During the festival the department also distributed pamphlets and other written material containing latest fruit cultivation techniques among the farmers.
The fruit growers appreciated the efforts of the Horticulture department and demanded regular fruit shows/ Fruit melas needs to be organized in the District to provide an exposure to their produces and enable them to show case their quality production.
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