Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, who is on tour of Kerala State, today met with Agriculture Minister of Kerala State here and discussed various issues relating development and promotion of agriculture and allied sectors by sharing resources to achieve goals in agriculture production.
Both the Ministers agreed to work together for mutual benefits in spice production. They decided that spice producers have to adopt new strategies to increase spice production.
Hanjura directed Managing Director, J&K Agro Industry Development Corporation (AIDC) to get in touch with the MD AIDC Kerala for the supply of Kashmiri saffron to Kerala.
Mr. Hanjura visited spice park and e-auction facility centre at Idukki. He also interacted with senior officers of Kerala Agriculture department and other stake holders and got first-hand appraisal of activities being carried out by the department for the promotion of agriculture production.
Visiting cardamom plantation centre, Mr. Hanjura interacted with growers of cardamom and was briefed about the facilities being provided to them at the centre.
During the visit to Idukki, Mr. Hanjura distributed certificates among trainees of agriculture department Kashmir who have been undergoing training at Spice Training Institute, Kerala.
Principal Secretary Agriculture Production Department, Director Agriculture, Kashmir and Managing Director, J&K Agro Industry Development Corporation accompanied the Minister during the tour.