Doda, October 21; Hoiculture Department Doda organised Awareness camp under Jan Abhiyan programme at Kotli Kashtighar Zone Assar. Chief Horticulture officer Doda Sh Rakesh Kotwal was the chief Guest among others Manager cum Chemist Bhaderwah B.B Pangotra, Horticulture Development Officer Assar Mr Rohan Kumar and officers of Allied Department viz Agriculture,Animal Husbandry and JK Bank were also present on the occasion. Chief Horticulture officer Doda in his address asked the participant to bring more and more area under High Density plantation of Fruit plants in the coming season especially Apricot, Pear plum and lime for which the land and climate is most suitable for cultivation. The department is providing 50% subsidy to the interested and eligible applicant under all schemes viz Area expansion, Irrigation facilities,Mechanisation,Nursery establishment etc under implementation in the District. The Manager cum Chemist Bhaderwah in his address stressed for establishment of Processing units for fruit and vegetables under CAPEX scheme fro which the department is providing 50-60% subsidy to the applicant. HDO Assar presented the vote of thanks to the participant. The programme was widely hailed by the participant and asked the department to organise more such programme in near future.
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