95% stock of essentials, Poly green houses set up in Gurez

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Srinagar, Dec 30 (UNI) The divisional authorities in the Kashmir valley have stocked 95 per cent essential commodities, including foodgrains, snow bound Gurez, where the horticulture department has set up poly green houses to provide fresh green vegetables to people during winter.

An official spokesman said 95 per cent required quota of foodgrains had been stocked in Gurez, a border tehsil, which remained cut-off from the rest of the state during winter months.

He said nearly 15574 quintals rice, 8914 quintals atta, 1857 quintals sugar and 28449 litres kerosene oil had been stocked in the area while the electric department have stocked 5,20,000 litres of diesel for 13 Diesel Generating sets in the tehsil to provide electricity to people during winter months.

Meanwhile, to give fillip to off season in snow bound area of Gurez, the horticulture department have set up 100 poly green houses in the area during 2007 on 50 per cent subsidy to the beneficiaries.

This would help the locals to get fresh vegetables during the winter months.

In addition to this, the department brought 500 walnut and 250 apricot plots under Horticulture Development Programme during the year for which plants and other material were provided on subsidized rates.

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