National Conference on Temperate Fruits and Nuts

ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar and Horticulture Society of India, New Delhi  jointly organizied a “National Conference on Temperate Fruits and Nuts- A Way Forward for Enhancing Productivity and Quality” from November 06-09, 2015 at ICAR-CITH, Old Air Field, Rangreth, Srinagar

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Jenab Ab. Rehman  Veeri, Minister of Horticulture, Haj  and  Auqa,  J&K State, Chief Guest of the event emphasized on  the role of scientific interaction for betterment of the horticultural  industry. He pointed out the importance of introduction of high yielding and better quality varieties for enhancing productivity and quality. The Minister advised scientists to work on pollination strategies, gardening and parking system, cold storage etc.

Jenab Syed M.A. Bukhari, Minister of Public Works, Floriculture, Parks and Gardens, J&K State emphasized   on reshaping the sector for enhancing productivity and quality of apple.

Dr. N. K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (HS), ICAR, talked about silent revolution done by horticulture and its major contribution in nutritional security.

Dr.  Asgar   Samoon,   Divisional   Commissioner,   Kashmir   Division stressed on the need  of  future strategies with technological  backup for fruitful outcome in this industry.

Earlier, Dr. K. L. Chadha, Chairman  National organizing  committee  and President  of Horticulture  Society of India in his introductory  remarks stated  about  status  of  temperate  fruits  and  nuts  industry,  R&D  infrastructure, strategies for crop improvement, adoption of root stock etc.

Vice Chancellors, Directors and delegates from different temperate horticulture states   of India participated in the workshop.