23rd September, 2015, Srinagar
ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar organized Apple Day on 23rd September, 2015.
Jenab Abdul Rehman Bhat , Minister for Horticulture and Haj & Auqaf, J&K inaugurated the event as Chief Guest. He emphasized on High Density Plantation and its importance for enhancing the livelihood of farmers. Minister informed about various programmes and policies initiated in horticulture especially the Mission on apple HDP and various measures taken on eradication of spurious pesticides and fertilizers.. He encouraged the growers for value addition of their produce by proper grading and packaging.
Prof. Nazeer Ahmed, Director, ICAR-CITH briefed the gathering about importance of High Density apple plantations and technological advancements made at CITH for enhancing productivity and quality of apple.
Shri P.K. Sharma, (Director Horticulture Kashmir), Shri A.K. Sharma (Director, Horticulture, Jammu) and S.L. Hangloo (Director, Horticulture planning and marketing) were also present.
An interactive meeting of scientists, development department officials and farmers was also organized.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar)