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Banks told to offer assistance for horticultural activities

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Three-day fruit, flower and vegetable exhibition inaugurated



FRUITS OF LABOUR: Deputy Commissioner T.K. Anil Kumar (left) going through the exhibits at the fruit, flower and vegetable exhibition in Shimoga on Saturday.

SHIMOGA: A three-day fruit, flower and vegetable exhibition organised by the zilla panchayat, Department of Horticulture and the Garden Art Association opened here on Saturday.

Deputy Commissioner T.K. Anilkumar, who inaugurated the exhibition, made a plea to nationalised banks to offer greater loan assistance for horticultural activities so as to solve the problems pertaining to the storage and transportation of the horticultural produce.

He said that horticulture should be taken up on a larger scale in Shimoga district which is ideally suited for it.

Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat Shivakumar presided over the function.

Deputy Director of Horticulture Shakeel Ahmed, General Secretary of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangh (Nanjundaswamy group) K.T. Gangadhar were among those present.

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