STATE TIMES NEWSREASI: On World Food Day, Director Horticulture Jammu Ram Sevak started the programmes at Dansal after paying obeisance at Kol Kandoli Mata Shrine on the way, reached Jankha village and interacted with women at ICDS Center.He discussed important schemes of the department and stressed that consumption of fruit is important in daily diets as no diets is completes without fruits.He announced that every woman participating in the programme will be provided four plants on 90 per cent subsidy so as boost production of fruits for homes consumption. He also announced that 30 women will be provided fruit preservation training and later will be provided Rs 1 lakh as subsided to the interested groups or individual for establishment of small scale preservation units where pickles, jams, preserves, squashes etc can be made.He later visited another ICDS Center Shurtah village where addressing gathering women he discussed all majors schemes of department. He elaborated that for providing Irrigation facilities in the farm subsidy of about Rs. 90,000 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh can be provided as per feasibility. Programme was also attended by BDC Chairperson, Sarpanch concerned, CDPO Dansal, Chief Canning instructor Jammu, Chief Horticulture Officer Jammu, Pomologist, Entomologist and Horticulture Development Officer of Horticulture Department Jammu.
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