The Department of Horticulture Kashmir functions under the administrative control of Horticulture Production Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. The Director of Horticulture Kashmir is the Head of the Department and directly controls the horticulture development in the region He is assisted by the Joint Director of Horticulture, Deputy Director of Horticulture, Assistant Director Horticulture and Subject Matter Specialists at the Directorate Level.
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Beside Technical Support, Awareness and Human Resource Development departmental also do following Activities
Chief Canning Instructor
is Administrative and technical control of the respective Vegetable Craft Training Centres, technical control of Fruit Preservation and utilization Extension Centres in the Division. Monitoring in evaluation of all the Fruit Preservation Centres. Planning of training programmes on short and long term basis.
Soil And Leaf Analysis Laboratory Kashmir
The Soil Testing Laboratory was established by the State Department of Horticulture in March, 1995, at Horticulture Complex, Rajbagh, Srinagar, with the aim of providing guidance to the orchardist community on scientific lines, with regard to the basic input of all horticultural activity. i.e., soil.
Main Activaties in the Farm is multiplication and evaluation of new and improved kinds and varieties of fruits through multi locational adoptive trials. Mass propagation of such kinds and varieties of plants which have been identified as suitable and supply these to the private and Government Nurseries for further multiplication and to the fruit growers
Department is too provide technical guidance to private nursery growers, provide certified bud wood to private and Government nurseries and to ensure production of quality planting material. Implement Nursery Registration Act and any other function assigned from time to time.