Whatsapp group under name of ‘Horticare’ created

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Minister of State for Horticulture, Education & Culture, Priya Sethi today convened a meeting held here at the Civil Secretariat wherein Secretary Horticulture informed the minister that Whatsapp Groups under the name of “Horticare” have been created and departmental website at the Secretariat level is under preparation, which will have linkages with all directorates.
The application, he said will help in coordinating the efforts of various wings of the Department and provide a platform to field offices, farmers and growers for updating themselves about various schemes and technical knowhow.
During meeting, the minister reviewed the progress of Mango and Apple Villages, which are coming up at Jammu & Kashmir divisions. The minister was also informed about the two Centres of Excellence under MIDH, one each at Jammu and Kashmir, and the same have already been incorporated in the Action Plan for which global tenders shall be floated soon.
The minister expressed satisfaction over the progress achieved in Mango village and directed efforts be made for further value addition through fruit processing by involving women entrepreneurs.
Regarding setting up of an Apple village in Anantnag, the Minister called for concerted efforts towards its establishment without any further delay.

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