Park will revolutionise the ‘entire’ saffron industry in Kashmir
SRINAGAR: To review the work progress on ‘state-of-the-art’ Spice Park at Pampore, Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi visited the park site at Dusoo Pampore on Tuesday. During the visit, officers of the executing agencies and other concerned officers briefed the director about the ongoing works at the park, an official press note read.
The work on different sections of the park constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 37.81 crore was in full swing and was near completion and only finishing work was going on, while as the complex has almost been completed and would be handed over to the department in near future, technical officers of the executing agencies informed the director, according to the press note.
Director agriculture Kashmir while talking to the concerned officers, instructed them to expedite the completion work on Saffron Park. He impressed on completing the infrastructural works and landscaping of the park surrounding while visiting different sections of the park. He also highlighted the need that all the works must be executed as per the standard guidelines within a stipulated time frame.
While talking to media representatives on the sidelines of the visit, the Director Agriculture Kashmir said that this park after its completion would not only revive the traditional saffron industry in the valley but will revolutionise the entire process of cultivation, production and marketing of saffron.
“The saffron produced in the valley will be certified by this park, which will not only make it reliable in the national as well as international market, but will also make its reach possible to new markets,” the director informed the media adding that this Park would also provide the e-marketing facility to the farmers, so that farmers can sell their product on an international platform to fetch more income with vast options available, added the pres note.