Udhampur: Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Indu Kanwal Chib, along with Block Development Council Chairman, Balwan Singh and DDC member Puran Chand this evening visited Panchayat Kawa and inspected two newly installed poly houses.
Assistant Floriculture Officer, Arjun Singh Parihar apprised the DC that these poly houses have been constructed over an area of 1953 Square meter by Vedanti Rajput through the department of Floriculture, Gardens and Parks Jammu. He informed that this is the first time such big poly houses have been installed in Udhampur District for the cultivation of roses and Gerbera cut flowers.
Pertinent to mention that around 75% cut flowers demand of Jammu City is being met by the import of these flowers from outside the UT of J & K. The technical know -how for the installation of poly houses was provided by Sunil Singh (Deputy Director, Department of Floriculture, Jammu.
While interacting with PRIs and the general public, the DC appreciated the efforts made by the Floriculture Department for this unique initiative and carrying out the benefits of different CSS schemes for the socio -economic uplift of the area. She appreciated the innovative steps taken by the Floriculture department for promotion of the Floriculture sector, especially developing entrepreneurship which would go a long way in the overall economic development of the district.