Spice Park at Pampore to revive saffron trade, generate employment

Spice Park at Pampore to revive saffron trade, generate employment
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PAMPORE: To review the pace of completion work on different sections of Spice Park Pampore, Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi and Vice-Chancellor, Sheri Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences & Technology-Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Professor Nazeer Ahmad visited the park here on Wednesday.
The park is getting is being constructed at an estimated cost of 37.8 crore under National Mission on Saffron.
According to an official handout, the spice park project is one of the best in Asian subcontinent and it will help to revive the saffron trade in the state.
After its completion, it will not only provide all the necessary mandated facilities to the saffron farmers, but will also generate avenues of employment for the unemployed youth of the state, the handout read.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture Kashmir asked all the concerned to “strictly follow the deadline so that it can be completed in the given timeframe”.
Director Agriculture also attended “Saffron Field Day” function, organised by SKUAST-K in collaboration with Agriculture Production Department under National Mission on Saffron and participated in an interactive session with the saffron farmers, the handout added.


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