As part of Kisan Pakhwada celebrations, the team headed by Director Horticulture Jammu Ram Sevak today visited Paddar and Nagseni blocks of Kishtwar. He interacted with fruit growers at Karthai, panchayat Affani in the first instance. The farmers were briefed about the various schemes related to the development horticulture sector in horticulture zones of Nagseni and Padder respectively whereby the farmers could double their income besides availing benefits of various credit loan facilities like KCC.
The team educated the farmers about the potential of normal high density and ultra high density apple plantation schemes under the favourable temperate climatic conditions of the district Kishtwar vis a vis improvement in fruit production both in quality and quantity.
The highly advantageous profitable production of walnut of indigenous grafted varieties of walnut such as GL01, GL09 of Galhar and local cultivars of Padder was also discussed keeping in view the terrain and topography of the district Kishtwar.
At Karthai, the fruit growers demanded the value addition of their fruits be taken care of whereby Director Horticulture Jammu assured them that a training camp in this regard would be conducted soon to train the youth about the various preservative methods and skills which would facilitate and aid in employment generation.
Later on the team visited Galhar where PRIs and other stakeholders discussed about their demands in horticulture sector to which Director Horticulture Jammu assured them of ever possible assistance in a win win situation.
The team met the progressive farmers of Galhar and Padder, Seva Ram and Gussa Ram respectively whose success storied have already been shared with the higher concerned quarters recently, said Chief Horticulture Officer Dr.M Iqbal Baba.