Secy/Chairman MIDH reviews proposals under MIDH
Leh, April 29: Chairman, State Level Executive Committee ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ (MIDH), UT-Ladakh, Ravinder Kumar, Secretary, Agriculture/Horticulture & Floriculture Department, reviewed and discussed the Proposal/ Annual Action Plan of MIDH submitted by Directorate of Horticulture for the Financial Year 2022-23.
During the meeting, Member Secretary MIDH UT-Ladakh has submitted proposal of 19.00 Crores for the current financial year.
Chairman has directed the Department to ensure that deserving and potential beneficiaries are selected by framing a checklist/ guideline while implementing the MIDH Schemes. It was also directed that the MIDH components should cover all the components like new orchard establishment, rejuvenation of senile plantation, creation of water resources adoption of organic farming and vermicomposting etc. envisaging the export of quality horticulture products.
Chairman also directed that progressive farmers and officials of Horticulture Department be taken for tour in the progressive regions like Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and also quality saplings of fruit plants like Apple and Apricot are procured and distributed amongst the progressive farmers and entrepreneurs.
Lastly, Chairman approved the proposal and directed the officers of Horticulture Department to work dedicatedly and to ensure maximum expenditure under the MIDH.
The meeting was attended by Director, DRDO(DIHAR); Director, Horticulture; Chief Horticulture Officer, Leh; and Scientist from SKUAST-K.