UDHAMPUR, July 30 Striving hard for betterment of farming community and providing them advanced marketing facilities and strengthening the agricultural marketing across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Director Horticulture Planning and Marketing (HPM) J&K, Vishesh Paul Mahajan took stock of the departmental activities in this district.
He was accompanied by Executive Engineer of the Department Virender Razdan, Assistant Director Marketing, Anayatullah Khanji, Assistant Director G&P Tehsin Iqbal Chib, Area Marketing Officer Udhampur, Ashwani Kumar, Technical PA Charan Kamal Singh and visited the identified site at Village Mand for upcoming Farmer’s Market on National Highway.
He also interacted with the Sarpanch Mand, Arti Sharma who requested for speedy development of proposed farmers market at Mand which will serve the farmers of adjoining villages as well.
The Director gave a patient hearing to Arti Sharma and others and guided them to activate the woman SHG and adopt to value addition techniques for their produce. He further assured that in case of haulage issue, Refrigerator van service could also be provided with all possible marketing support from the department.
Director HPM also visited Fruit and Vegetable Market Udhampur and chaired the meeting in which representatives of the Fruit and Vegetable Market Association Udhampur, Area Marketing Officer, and other staff members of Udhampur were present.
Deliberating in the meeting, he listened to various issues and problems of the Mandi where he solved some of them on the spot and assured timely redressal of the others.