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DG BSF, Director Agriculture Kashmir visit IIKSTC Dussoo Pampore

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PULWAMA: The Director of Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal, today held an interactive meeting with the Director General BSF at India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre (IIKSTC) Dussoo Pampore.

Both the Officers visited different facilities at IIKSTC where they were briefed by the concerned technical experts.

On the occasion, the Director of Agriculture informed DG BSF regarding various steps taken by the department over the last few years for the promotion, and development of this world-famous heritage crop (saffron) of Kashmir. The Director of Agriculture also highlighted the modern facilities available at IIKSTC for the benefit of saffron growers. An increase in the prospects of Kashmir saffron at national, and international levels after getting GI Tag was also discussed.

Speaking on the occasion, DG BSF appreciated the initiatives by the department for the overall promotion of saffron cultivation in Pampore and adjacent areas.

Earlier, both the dignitaries visited different saffron fields, held discussions with the saffron farmers and also took part in the saffron flower picking activities.

Chief Agriculture Officer Pulwama Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Administrator IIKSTC Shahnawaz Ahmad Shah, and Senior officers from BSF were also present on the occasion.

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