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Kashmir sends 4th consignment of vegetables to Dubai

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Srinagar: Department of Agriculture Kashmir Sunday said that it has sent another consignment of Kashmir-specific vegetables, spices, cereals including the Kale, Turnip, Carrot, Radish,  Broccoli, Lotus root and G.I tagged Saffron to  Sharjah, Dubai.

It said the idea on the export initiative is to introduce and promote Kashmir-based vegetables, spices and other agriculture commodities on the global marketing platform so that the farmers, agriculture entrepreneurs and other stakeholders from the UT of J&K could play a role and  experience new horizons of global agriculture economy.

According to an official press release, Kashmir’s Director  Agriculture Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal said under the supervision of Principal Secretary AP&FWD Navin Kumar Chowdhary, the department is working on a long-term ambitious plan to strengthen agriculture sector in J&K and a number of initiatives including integrated farming approach, diversification of agriculture, organic way of cultivation, introduction of new marketing channels, MoUs with different stakeholders, e-marketing of saffron at IIKSTC Dussoo, etc have been taken.

Department has already introduced Kashmir-specific vegetables and other agriculture products at different marketing platforms in and outside J&K, he said.

Earlier, also vegetable consignments were sent to UAE from Srinagar International Airport and the entire operation of grading, packing, labeling was conducted under the strict supervision of Director Agriculture Kashmir.

Pertinently, all the global requirements for the international trade of vegetables and other agricultural commodities were considered while sending the consignment, the press release said.

Director Agriculture said that so far as the recent initiative of sending vegetables to UAE is concerned, it will open a new window for Kashmiri vegetables, agri products/commodities, spices to a new global marketing arena.

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