BARAMULLA, OCT 13: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today said that the Government is committed to promote walnut production in Uri area for which various initiatives are already under implementation.
He said that the area has a huge potential in walnut and other fruits and the need of the hour is to provide a proper mechanism so that the industry is strengthened.
The Minister said this during his visit to the Uri area of Baramulla district where he met growers and listened to their grievances. He assured them that their genuine grievances will be redressed at an earliest so that a conducive atmosphere is provided to them for the promotion of the industry.
Meanwhile, the Minister said that a mandi will soon be formally declared in Uri area and a smooth mechanism will be formulated to streamline the trade there. He said that various Government initiatives like the recently introduced Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) have been launched so that the growers and other related are benefitted.
Secretary Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash and various other concerned accompanied the Minister.