SRINAGAR, JUNE 15: Director Horticulture, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, today visited Centre of Excellence being established at Zawoora Srinagar and inspected the varietal profile of various fruit crops planted at the project site.
On the occasion, directions were passed on to the committee constituted recently to identify the varietal profile of fruit crops planted, instructing to schedule their visit for June 17 and thereafter submit a detailed report along with their recommendations.
The Centre is being established at an estimated cost of Rs.924.81 lacs and will have facilities for production of high quality fruit plants, micro irrigation, high tech greenhouse technology, tissue culture labs, bio control labs , weather station and disease forecasting etc.
During the inspection the Incharge of the Centre briefed the Director about the developmental activities taken up and various kinds of fruits produced at the Centre.
Bhat instructed the staff for conducting time bound operations and proper maintenance of the project while following the guidelines and SOP related to Covid-19 Pandemic.
The Director during the visit was accompanied by District Level Subject Matter Specialist, Srinagar and other field officers.