Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 29: In order to promote Horticulture in Kandi areas of Jammu district, the Department of Horticulture District Jammu organized one day Farmer Awareness Camp at Bajalta, Block Nagrota today. Chief Horticulture Officer Jammu S. Sarabjit Singh, District Level-Subject Matter Specialist (Pomology) Sandeep Gupta, Horticulture Development Officer, Dansal Sandeep Sharma, BDC Chairman, Block Nagrota Rehmat Ali, Corporator Sidhra, Madam Mumtaz besides farmers/ Fruit growers in large number participated in the said camp. 1500 No of fruit plants were distributed to 500 families at 90% subsidy under Backyard Horticulture Programme. All the SOPs for COVID-19 were followed and people were imparted awareness regarding COVID-19 Pandemic.
S. Sarabjit Singh while addressing the farmers/ fruit growers advised them to keep close liaison with the field functionaries of the department to take maximum benefits available under Centrally Sponsored Schemes/ State Sector Schemes. He directed the concerned Horticulture Development Officer to organize more such camps in other areas also so that maximum number of farmers are benefited.