1520 hectors of land are under horticulture cultivation in district Leh
Jammu, April 2 (Scoop News) – The formal notification constituting the Kargil Development Authority and indicating its composition is still in the process of being issued for which draft SRO is being vetted in consultation with Law Department.
He said Rs. 61.99 crore have been allocated for creation of infrastructure related to promotion of tourism in Ladakh region, out of which Rs. 29.27 crore stand released for Kargil and Rs. 32.72 crore for Leh.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism and Urban Development, Nasir Aslam Wani while replying to a question by Aga Syed Ahmed Rizvi in Legislative Council today.
1520 hectors of land are under horticulture cultivation in district Leh.
Minister for Medical Education, R.S. Chib has said, horticulture has always been a priority sector in the State in view of its significant contribution to the State’s GDP. He said presently, 325134 hectares of land are under horticulture cultivation in the State, including 1520 hectors are in district Leh.
Replying to a Calling Attention by Narboo Gilchan, the Minister said the production of fresh and dry fruits in the State as recorded during 2010-11 was 22.22 lakh MTs which included 8852 MTs of fresh and dry fruits produced in the Leh district. Among other factors, the efforts of the field functionaries of the department have also contributed in achieving these high levels of production, he said.
The Minister said the staff strength of the department includes 3565 posts at different levels. In the
All these details reveal that the availability of staff in the horticulture department in district Leh is comparable with other areas, though there is still scope for improvement. This also clearly reveals that the deficiency of staff is nearly evenly dispersed in all the areas of the State and not restricted to the district of Leh alone. He said in the gazetted cadres in Leh district, 4 posts of Horticulture Development Officers are vacant out of 5 sanctioned posts. He said this situation has arisen because the J&K PSC has not been able to conclude the selection process for 16 posts of HDOs. Once the selections/ recommendations in respect of this pendency are received from the J&K PSC, the department shall be in a position to augment the manpower deficiency in Leh district also at the level of HSOs.
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