Jammu & Kashmir

Prioritise movement of fertilisers, fruit-laden trucks in and out of Kashmir: JK Admin to officials

Goods-laden trucks stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Jammu: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo, on Wednesday asked the officers for prioritizing the movement of fertilizers and fruit-laden trucks in and outside the Kashmir valley during a meeting held at Civil Secretariat in Jammu.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary of Agriculture Production Department, Inspector General of Police Traffic JK, Special Secretary APD, Directors of Horticulture Jammu/Kashmir, Directors of Agriculture Jammu/Kashmir, Director of horticulture P&M, SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir/Jammu, SSP highway, chairman of Kashmir Valley Fruit Growers Union, President of Fruit Mandi Sopore, President of CA Stores, President of Fruit Association Anantnag, and representatives of fertilizer companies including CCFCL, IFFCO, IPL and NFL while Kashmir based officers and participants participated online.

During the meeting, ACS directed for priority movement of fertilizer trucks to and fro from Kashmir and Jammu. He also instructed that fruit-laden trucks from CA stores going outside Kashmir be given priority to reach their destinations.

He added that with the arrival of the vegetable season, trucks carrying vegetables and other perishable items will also be given priority on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

IGP Traffic JK assured that all the fruit-laden and vegetable-laden trucks would be given priority. He urged upon the fruit associations to provide registration numbers and paste sticks so that they may be given priority during the movement on the highway.

The meeting also discussed the stock availability of fertilizers in the Kashmir valley.

ACS urged upon the fertilizer companies to transport fertilizers to Kashmir in sufficient numbers to avoid any shortage during the peak season.

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