Yesterday, governor’s advisor K. Skandan convened a meeting to review the functioning of the Agriculture, Horticulture Agro Industries, Sericulture and allied departments. The meeting discussed various initiatives regarding improved functioning of Agriculture and Horticulture departments. It also discussed various issues faced by these departments with regards to the implementation of various schemes.
The Advisor was briefed regarding fresh fruits and dry fruits production. It was given out that production of Apple, Pear, Apricot and other fruits was recorded at 1,956,331 tons during 2018-19. Similarly, the production of the dry fruits of walnuts, almonds and other dry fruits were recorded at 205,405 tons during 2018-19, greaterkashmir.com was informed.
Speaking on the occasion, advisor Skandan stressed on the need for taking reformative measures to develop these sectors and also urged for exploring more possibilities of their expansion in the state.