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Recently LG Manoj Sinha inaugurated a mega fruit plant nursery in Jammu region and said that it will be a beginning for the game changer in history of the future.

The Mega Fruit Plant Nursery houses 50 different Blocks for growing mother plants of different fruits including Citrus fruits. Spanning over more than 800 Kanal area the Mega Fruit plant nursery will grow and provide saplings of Guava, mango, litchi, other citrus fruits and also of the Dragon fruit.

It is the biggest fruit nursery in North India. In the coming time, 10 lakh saplings of fruit plants will be distributed to farmers. Micro irrigation system was also established in the mega fruit nursery for irrigation in addition to other advanced facilities and modern equipment. Tissue culture lab and other labs will also be established in the coming time, it was informed.

Several publications including Mega Fruit Plant Nursery Chakroi Magazine, Cultivation of Litchi and Strawberry and Strategic management of Stone Fruit were also released on the occasion.

He planted a sapling in the premises of the nursery to mark the occasion.

Sh Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Ms Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner Jammu; Sh Ram Savak, Director Horticulture Jammu; PRI members; HODs;  members of Kisan Advisory Board; Agriculture scientists, faculty and scholars of SKUAST Jammu and farmers in large number were present in the inauguration event.

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