JAMMU: Director Horticulture Jammu, Ram Savak, conducted a whirlwind tour of the Khour block of District Jammu.
During the tour, Director Horticulture chaired the One day Farmers Awareness camp and Training programme on Canning and Preservation of fruits conducted by the Department as a part of Celebration of Horticulture Week in Jammu Division wherein more than 100 nos. of farmers including women, entrepreneurs participated.
The farmers were briefed about the various central and UT-sponsored schemes of the department in detail and asked the people to come forward and capitalize on the incentives available under different schemes. Moreover, women entrepreneurs learned the different methods of preserving the fruits and requested to conduct a one-month training program.
Laying special emphasis on High-Density Plantation, the Director Horticulture planted a sapling in the farmers’ field at Masyal, Khour, and impressed upon farmers to adopt this scheme of the department in order to get high returns from small areas and enhance their livelihood.
Later, he visited the Fruit Plant Nursery Pallanwala and asked the officers to start work immediately on different operations as per the DPR for the development of the nursery and production of true-to-type quality planting material.
He was accompanied by Chief Horticulture Officer Jammu, Chief Canning Instructor Jammu, Deputy Director Planning Jammu, and other officers of the department.