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Director Agriculture Kashmir reviews functioning of IIKSTC

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Interacts with progressive saffron growers, IIKSTC staff

SRINAGAR: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal, today convened a meeting to review the functioning of India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre (IIKSTC) at Dusso Pampore.

The meeting was attended by Joint Director Agriculture Extension Mohammad Syeed Peer, Administrator IIKSTC Shahnawaz Ahmad Shah, Technical experts of IIKSTC, and progressive Saffron growers.

Addressing the meeting, the Director said that GI tagging of Kashmir Saffron has opened new windows for markets of our produce at the national as well as international levels. He impressed upon the stakeholders including Saffron farmers, technical experts, and others concerned to work with greater coordination for strengthening the Saffron sector.

He asked the concerned officers to take feedback from the common Saffron farmers regarding various interventions and the latest technologies provided to them by the department.

Earlier, Administrator IIKSTC and different Saffron growers expressed their views in the meeting. Various issues were discussed in detail by the stakeholders.

Later, the Director visited different sections of IIKSTC and was briefed by the concerned officers regarding various activities being carried out by the center.

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