The government from Jammu & Kashmir has sought ₹80 mln (€960,000) from the federal government for modified high-density plantation in the region. The goal is to increase the quality and production of the horticulture products, especially apples.
J&K’s Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has sought this assistance from the federal government while sharing the J&K’s perspective on the broad approach of the UT government taking agriculture and allied sectors on the path of sustainable and inclusive growth.
“Rootstock is being imported from outside the country for developing high-density plantation orchards. A new scheme vis-a-vis ‘Development of High Density Plantation Nurseries’ has been introduced to make J&K ‘Aatmanirbhar’ in the input support in terms of high-density plants,” the L-G said.
He said that enhanced focus is being laid to stabilise the fruit market of horticulture produce of J&K and ensure round-the-year sale of the fruits like apple on good prices, besides the establishment of storage within J&K.
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