STATE TIMES NEWSANANTNAG: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Ahmad Khan on Tuesday visited Anantnag district and convened a meeting here to review progress achieved under Agriculture, Horticulture, RDD and Education sectors. The meeting was attended by Secretary Agriculture Production Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Indrabi, Director Horticulture Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Sericulture Riyaz Ahmad Wani and other sectoral officers of the line departments. During the meeting, the Advisor complimented the district administration for faring well progress in the Agriculture and allied sectors and effective implementation of recently launched Market Intervention Scheme. He further stated that Horticulture Sector can be a game changer for the overall economic development of the region and special emphasis be given to promotion of high-density plantation. He also directed branding of the Agriculture products like Honey, Apple and Walnut. He directed ACD Anantnag to ensure cent percent completion of RDD works up to the end of December 2019. He directed CEO Anantnag to ensure rationalization of teaching staff in schools, holding of awareness camps and opening of school playgrounds from 4 pm to 06 pm for local youth. The Advisor, on the occasion, gave consent to the establishment of mobile soil testing lab and assured that the government will provide all possible support to the district administration in carrying forward developmental process and implementation of various welfare programmes. He directed the officers to work with coordination and added zeal and zest and address issues and grievances of the general public on priority.
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