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Governor reviews expansion plan of  Shrine Board’s Nursery

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JAMMU, MARCH 07:  Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, considered the proposal to expand the Shrine Board’s Nursery in a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan here today. The new Nursery is being created adjacent to the existing Nursery at Kunia (Panthal) in Katra. Sh. Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board and Dr. M.K. Kumar, Addl. CEO of the Board participated in the meeting.

CEO apprised Governor that the proposed Phase II Nursery shall be constructed over an area of 2.1 acre with the objective of raising indigenous forest tree seedlings saplings for planting in Shrine Board’s degraded forest area. It will also provide seedling of forest species and raise Ornamental, Horticultural and Annual flowering species.

The Nursery, with one medium sized Polygreen House, will have an annual production capacity of 1 lakh plants and have an estimated cost of Rs. 1 crore.

Governor instructed the CEO for expeditious start and completion of the Nursery before end 2018. With the completion of the Phase IINursery the overall production of plants and seedlings per year shall touch the 5 lakh mark.

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