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500 families in Kishtwar to be provided apple, walnut and pear trees

Last Updated on February 13, 2022 at 9:35 pm

NABARD Kishtwar, in collaboration with National Level NGO Yusuf Meherally Center (YMC) on Sunday distributed fruit plants among the tribal farmers of the Mughal Maidan block as part of Wadi project being implemented in the area under the Tribal Development Program.

“Wadi project” under Tribal Development Fund is being implemented jointly by National level NGO Yusuf Mehrerally Center (YMC) and NABARD in the area.

Under this initiative, in the initial phase, fruit trees are to be planted for livelihood generation in the 9 tribal dominated villages of Mughal Maidan block of the district.

About 500 families have been identified for the project who will be provided apple, walnut and pear trees. The project also envisages providing livestock to the landless tribal households to enable them to earn livelihood.

Chairperson District Development Council Kishtwar Pooja Thakur, Vice Chairperson DDC Saima Parveen, Deputy Commissioner, Ashok Sharma and officers of agriculture and allied departments were also present as the guests on the occasion.

A large number of villagers from the 9 tribal villages of the block and YMC volunteers attended the program.

District Development Council Chairperson, Pooja Thakur briefed the farmers about the benefits and potential of horticulture crops in the area.

Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar Ashok Sharma encouraged the farmers to take benefit of the project and generate income source for them.