SRINAGAR: In order to provide adequate marketing facilities to Dry Fruit Growers of the Valley, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan said that the government will construct a Dry Fruit Mandi at Shalteng so that growers get proper amount of their yield besides the mandi will eliminate middleman-ship and create employment opportunity for the youth.
The meeting was informed that the valley produces 2.70 lac metric tons of Walnut annually.
The Divisional Commissioner directed Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to identify 50 kanals of retrieved land at Shalteng Srinagar which is adjacent to National Highway.
Khan asked concerned officers to send the complete report to the Divisional Commissioner office within a fortnight for further necessary course of action.
The Divisional Commissioner reiterated that government is committed to provide each and every support to the dry fruit industry which has a huge potential of employment generation besides it will enhance the economy graph of the State.