Srinagar, May 17 ( Scoop News) –For the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, a delegation of 15 officials of Afghan Government has visited the Valley to learn the horticulture techniques. The officials are participating in a 2-week International Training Programme on Advanced Cultivation Techniques of Temperate Horticultural Crops being organized by the Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH), Indian Council of Agricultural Research at Rangreth.
Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma inaugurated the Programme.
While welcoming the delegates in the Valley, the Minister said that this is an honour for the country and
Sham said that
Maintaining that still there is great potential for horticulture cultivation in
In his welcome address, the Director CITH, Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, said that the programme will prove very useful for the participants and they will make best use of the experience gained in the Programme. He said that CITH is committed to extend all kinds of assistance to the farmers about the latest technologies in the horticulture and vegetable cultivation in the
Dr. Nazeer said that farmers must adopt the latest technologies developed by the CITH to get better return of their produces. He said that a large number of farmers from different parts of the State are showing keen interest in the advanced technologies and adopting them gradually. He hoped that in the next 5 years, the horticulture sector will flourish substantially and improve the economic conditions of the farmers of the State.
Among others, Director Horticulture,