Develop high density plant nurseries: Basharat

The Minister said that Horticulture Industry has the capacity to change the fortunes of not only the farming community but the entire State with its cascading benefits.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 21 2017 12:32AM | Updated Date: Aug 21 2017 12:32AM
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Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari, today stressed on holistic planning for improving quality and Horticulture produce besides developing High Density Plant Nurseries across the State.

The Minister said that Horticulture Industry has the capacity to change the fortunes of not only the farming community but the entire State with its cascading benefits. He said that while the horticulture sector of the State currently produces 6000 metric tons of fruit it has potential to produce 40000 metric tons of the same, adding that novel methods are being adopted by the Government to increase the horticulture output.       

Later, the Minister inspected the High Density Plantation orchard at Ghulab Bagh Zakoora to review the performance of high density plants planted there earlier in the year.