Several deputations call on Chief Minister during public hearing

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said there will be visible change in the State’s key economic sectors like horticulture and agriculture during the next two years with some progressive interventions being made by the Government.
“The Government is taking major initiatives to turnaround the horticulture sector with inclusive focus on production, harvesting and marketing of the horticulture produce,” the Chief Minister said while interacting with various deputations of fruit growers who called on her here today.
She said besides introducing high density plants and root stocks imported from Europe to increase productivity, pesticide testing and soil testing laboratories are being established in various parts of the State to ensure better quantity and quality of fruit.
The Chief Minister said for better marketing facilities new Fruit and Vegetable Markets are being established at Jablipora, Anantnag, Aglar, Shopian and Prayote, Doda.
She said that out of the 21 Satellite Fruit and Vegetable Markets proposed to be developed in the State against the project cost of Rs 118.82 crore, seven markets are already functional in Kashmir and one in Jammu while the rest are likely to be completed and made functional within next two years.
Meanwhile, scores of other deputations and individuals called on the Chief Minister at her Private Office here
today to bring their grievances, demands and developmental issues into the notice of the Government for early redressel.
The Chief Minister gave patient hearing to the deputations and individuals and said that their genuine demands would be given due consideration by the Government.
She said the government is alive to the public demands and necessary measures are already afoot to upgrade basic amenities and ensure prompt public service delivery.

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