To commemorate the monumental occasion of 75th anniversary of India’s Independence and celebrating the occasion as “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”, the Department of Horticulture today organized farmers’ awareness/ training camp at Anderkot Bandipora and Zakura Srinagar.

The Director General (DG) Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat inaugurated the said training camp and in his introductory remarks emphasized on the importance of technology transfer and highlighted the need of capacity building of farmers by holding such camps.

He while elaborating on the different schemes of the department informed that the department is offering a host of developmental schemes for farmers right from establishment of new orchards up to harvesting and marketing of fruits.

He also advised farmers to take maximum benefits under the said developmental schemes of the department. He impressed upon them to adopt environment friendly practices.

The DG also ensured that such training camps will also be conducted across the valley in future.

The training camp was attended by the Chief Horticulture Officer and other functionaries of the department besides a good number of farmers.

During this programme farmers thanked the Department of Horticulture for organizing such training camps and appreciated the DG Horticulture for his participation at grassroots level.

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