Saffron from Kashmir GI-tagged: Farmers in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are now able to sell their products on domestic and international marketplaces thanks to the GI labelling of Kashmiri saffron. This was said by Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal, director of agriculture in Kashmir, who today visited the India International Saffron from Kashmir Trade Centre in Dussu in the Pampore neighbourhood of the Pulwama district of south Kashmir to see how it was operating there.
Saffron from Kashmir GI-tagged: Key Points
- The Director of Agriculture spoke at the event and expressed his satisfaction with IIKSTC’s performance during the previous two years.
- According to him, more than 3000 kg of fresh saffron flowers from which more than 300 kg of saffron was collected could be processed in the IIKSTC lab, which the Department has been using on a trial basis for the past two years.
- He claimed that the GI tagging and e-auctioning facilities have facilitated the export of our goods to places like Dubai and other nations.
- They anticipate much better outcomes in the future, Mr. Chowdhury stated, and he ordered the appropriate personnel to make sure that the quality standards are always followed.
- He noted that agreements had been established with several international marketing platforms, and that it was reasonable to anticipate that Kashmiri Saffron will expand its global marketing coverage in the future.
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- Capital of Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar
- LG of Jammu and Kashmir: Shri Manoj Sinha