Director Agri discusses strategies for implementation of agriculture export policy
SRINAGAR: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today convened a meeting here to chalk out the strategy for implementation of agriculture export policy submitted by Agriculture Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA).
Deliberating upon the draft paper submitted by Deputy General Manager for creating market linkages of the products produced in Kashmir viz. Saffron, Zeera, Exotic vegetables, Sweet Corn etc., it was resolved that a comprehensive strategy will be evolved with respect to each crop for its export and market linkages so that the farmers of Kashmir get benefited.
It was given to understand that Kashmir has a huge potential of exporting Saffron, Rice, Vegetables, however presently the market linkages to these products are seldom in place and thus there is a dire need to look into this aspect.
The meeting was attended by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Mohammad Muzaffer Hurrra, Joint Director Agriculture Inputs/Marketing/PMH Amir-u-Din Andrabi, Joint Director Apiculture & Mushroom Development Farooq Ahmad Shah, Joint Director Seeds, Pesticides and Fertilizers Mohammad Iqbal Khan besides Deputy General Manager APEDA, Divendar Prasad.