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Advisor Skandan for reformative measures to develop J&K's horticulture sector

Secretary, Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmed Lone, Director, Horticulture Planning and Management, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Managing Director, JKHPMC, Shafat Sultan, Director Horticulture Jammu, RK Srangal besides other senior officers attended the meeting, according to an official spokesperson.

 Advisor to Governor, K SkandanThrusday convened a review meeting with the officers of the horticulture department at the civil secretariat.

Secretary, Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmed Lone, Director, Horticulture Planning and Management, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Managing Director, JKHPMC, Shafat Sultan, Director Horticulture Jammu, RK Srangal besides other senior officers attended the meeting, according to an official spokesperson.

While interacting with the senior functionaries, the advisor emphasized on the need for taking reformative measures for developing horticulture sector and exploring more possibilities of its expansion in the state.

The advisor entrusted upon the department to roll out the mechanism for establishing more weigh bridges in terminal fruit mandies while making mandies work on scientific lines with imposition of cess for both inflow and outflow besides re-planning of traffic arrangements in these mandies. He further asked them to make headways towards establishing E-Auction system and strengthening the infrastructure of fruit mandies.

The advisor put emphasis on improving quality and production of horticulture crops to make the sector more vibrant besides increasing the income of farmers.

He further asked the concerned to bring all the stakeholders on board for making the functioning of the department more result oriented. He further instructed them to draft a feedback report of stakeholders.

The advisor sought the details on the status of fruit mandies besides various undergoing and proposed Horticulture projects.

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With Jammu-Srinagar Highway closed again due to heavy snowfall after opening for a brief period, divisional administration Kashmir on Thursday issued an advisory to petrol pump owners for rationing of petroleum products for private vehicles.

Source: Greater Kashmir

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