The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has made a road map for the horticulture sector so that new root stock and varieties of high density applications are introduced.
Recently reviewed performance & functioning of several departments including Horticulture and Rural Development Department with respect to completion of projects, implementation of schemes, deliverables and achievements.
He laid focus on value addition of horticulture produce which he termed a fundamental requirement to increase employment generation and enhance income.
He stressed on the introduction of food processing courses in colleges to open the scope of employment in the horticulture sector.
Director RDD also briefed the chair MNREGA, PMAY-G, Mission Amrit Sarovar, Meri MAATI Mera Desh, Aadhar Seeding, Infrastructure Development of Panchayat Raj Institutions, Swachch Bharat Mission, Integrated WaterShed Management etc
He detailed about important achievements including hosting of Awaas Plus Conference (PMAY-G) in collaboration with Ministry of Rural Development (GOI) at Lalit Srinagar and
3 days National workshop on (Panchayat with Good Governance) in collaboration with the Ministry of Panchayat Raj at SKICC Srinagar.
He said 7.18 lakh job cards are active in Kashmir Division.