|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Terming Horticulture sector as the backbone of State's economy, Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today urged upon all the stakeholders to work in synergy to revamp and revitalize it on modern lines.
The Advisor (G) was speaking with various delegations from the Horticulture sector during his weekly public outreach programme.
Seeking cooperation from all the stakeholders, the Advisor said that Horticulture has always played an important role in the socio-economic development of the State. Therefore, all the stakeholders, including farmers, dealers, and people affiliated with the sector should offer their helping hand to Government, by adapting farmer friendly innovations and policies, he said.
Describing horticulture as a lucrative venture, the Advisor Ganai urged upon the unemployed youth of the State to consider it as a viable career option. He said by introducing the latest technological advancements in the sector, an entrepreneur can not only reap huge dividends for himself but could also alleviate the financial health of many families by providing them jobs.
Urging farmers to adopt modern farming technology, Ganai said change is must and to boost the production, State farmers have to adopt modern technology and use innovative plans. Ganai said that efforts should to be made to bridge the gap between farmers, researchers, and policymakers.
Directing for taking remedial measures to address various issues pertaining to the sector, the Advisor said it is imperative that proper care and precautions are taken to maintain the good health of the plant.
More than 40 delegations, which included Kashmir Fruit Growers and dealers Association Fruit Mandi, Sopore, Dry Fruit Growers and dealers Association Kashmir, Baramulla Fruit Growers and Dealers Association Kashmir, and many more called on the Advisor during the day.