Horticulture training-cum-awareness camp held at Kulgam

Horticulture training-cum-awareness camp held at Kulgam

KULGAM: The Department of Horticulture organized a daylong training-cum- awareness camp, here today.
The District Development Commissioner, Kulgam Showkat Aijaz Bhat was chief guest and Director Horticulture Aijaz Ahmad Bhat was guest of honor on the occasion.The programme was organized to generate awareness about various Centrally Sponsored Scheme rolled out for the benefit of orchardists.
On the occasion, experts from horticulture department and KVK Pombay imparted training to the orchardists about various methods of pruning and benefits of High Density Plantation.
Interacting with the fruit growers, the DDC urged them to avail benefit of the centrally sponsored and state sector schemes presently under implementation in the division.
He impressed upon the farmers to keep close liaison with the field functionaries of the department so that they are able to get maximum benefits under different schemes. He disclosed that department is going to start skill development programme in the temperate areas with an objective to train the local unemployed youth in various propagation techniques like budding, grafting, canopy management and Pruning techniques, so that they can act as master trainers.
On the occasion, the DDC also distributed mementoes among the orchardists and fruit growers for adopting best horticulture techniques to boost the fruit production.
Chief Horticulture Officer Kulgam, Mushtaq Ahmad wani, concerned officers and scores of orchardists were present on the occasion.