Horticulture Deptt Organises One-Day Farmer Training/Awareness Programme

Leh, February 27: The Department of Horticulture, Leh organised a one-day farmer training/awareness programme on ‘Eradication of Codling moth pest’ and ‘Pruning and Training operation in Fruit Crops’ as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in Saspol Block.

More than 60 farmers, orchardists including BDC, Sarpanch, Panches and Village Nambardar participated in the programme.

The programme was inaugurated by Secretary, Horticulture, Ravinder Kumar. The main objective of the programme is  to manage codling moth pest infesting the apples and apricots grown in UT Ladakh. 

Ahmad Bhat, Consultant and expert in the field of Codling and Pruning from Srinagar, practically demonstrated the farmers regarding the techniques to be adopted during carrying out operations in the orchards, so that quality fruits could be harvested in the coming years. Besides practical demonstration with regards to sanitation operation vital from standpoint of containing the dreaded pest of codling moth were also provided.

Additionally, tool kits were also distributed among the farmers. The programme ended with a good interaction between the farmers and experts. 

The programme was attended by Director, Horticulture, UT Ladakh, Mohd. Yousuf Dhar; Chief Horticulture Officer, Leh, Tsewang Phunchok; District Horticulture Officer, Leh Kunzang Wangmo and Horticulture Development Officer, Saspol, Tundup Tsering.

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