Srinagar: The Delegations from the Policy Advocacy and Research, Centre (PARC) Mumbai represented by Executive Director, Vikram Sankaranarayanan and Project Coordinator, Ruchita Rane and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco Grow), Mumbai represented by its Director Aashish R. Barwale, are on the visit to Kashmir to review the marketing, post-harvest Management infrastructure related to Horticulture.
The delegation conducted an extensive tour of District Pulwama and Director General (DG) Horticulture; Ajaz Ahmad Bhat accompanied the delegation.
The group paid visit to various HD Orchards, CA Stores, Apple Beverage plant, Valley’s 1st Trellis support system manufacturing unit etc.
The group also conducted a meeting at Pulwama which was attended by Mohammad Shafi, General Secretary Industrial Association Lassipora, Majid Wafai, President CA Store Association, Izhan Javeed, CEO M/S Fruit Master Pvt. Ltd and representatives of Panchal Agro Fresh Pvt. Ltd, Alnoor Agri Fresh Ltd, besides some progressive growers.
The DG apprised the team about the present scenario of Horticulture in Kashmir and assured the group of all possible support for the upliftment of Horticulture Sector in the valley.
The delegation promised that the companies are committed to help grow the horticulture Sector by making investment in establishment of Cold Chain facilities, marketing of fruit etc., thereby boosting the Horticulture sector in the valley.
Meanwhile, the U.T. Government has already signed MoU with PARC, Mumbai regarding action driven policies, strategic investments by potential investors to bring ground-breaking transformation in Horticulture and Industrial sectors in J&K.