Monday, July 18, 2011

Additonal Horticulture Commissioner of India visits Sikkim

Gangtok: 17th July: Dr. Amit Sahai, Additonal Horticulture Commissioner paid a three day visit to Sikkim from 12-14 July to evaluate various programmes under implementation through Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States. He made extensive tour to various project areas including cymbidium clusters, new orange plantations and rejuvenated orange orchards and various government establishments and farms.
The places visited include Mazitar Govt. farm, Cymbidium Development Centre, Bermiok Horticulture farm, Model Floriculture Centres of Namli and Maniram; rose clusters of Radang, progeny orchard of pear at Namthang, orange orchards of West Pandam and Ramabong and gloriosa fields at Turuk. He was all praise for crop intensification programmes of the department. He expressed great happiness over the quality of works. He was full of praise for the Cymbidium Development Centre at Rumtek and expressed hope that the dream to make Sikkim a floriculture state can be achieved one day. He had the opportunity to interact with various farmers’ groups.
He was pleased to learn that programme implementation under the Mission is being carried out in right earnest. The highlight of the trip was the visit to tomato clusters of South Sikkim. The Addl. Commissioner was highly impressed with the development in this sub- sector. So impressed was the Addl. Commissioner with the spectacular development in horticulture sector that he has promised all kinds of support from the Ministry, Government of India.


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