STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: To monitor the infrastructure development works under National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Scheme, Director of Agriculture, Jammu, P.S Rathore conducted a visit of Potato Development Farm, Nathatop, on Monday along with Agronomist (Vegetable), Jammu, A.S Reen. The director was informed in detail about infrastructural works undertaken at the Potato Development Farm, Nathatop including construction of Farm Manager Office-cum-residence, Inspection Hut, Mali Huts and renovation of already existing structures there. Inspecting the construction works, Rathore pointed out some inadequacies in proper execution of work and directed the concerned authorities to work for the immediate eradication of all shortcomings, so that buildings and other structures may be made functional as soon as possible. This will not only facilitate the timely field activities in the farm but help to boost the production of potato as well, he added. Besides assessing the general condition of potato crop grown in the Farm, Director also examined the demonstrations/trials on off season pulses like Lentil, gram, peas etc laid out in collaboration with SKUAST-Jammu. Senior Scientist, SKUAST-Jammu, Dr. B. M. Singh, Assistant Executive Engineer, Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department, Pankaj Bhardwaj, Potato Seed Inspector, Jammu, N.P Singh and other officers and field functionaries of Agriculture Department were also present on the occasion.
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