Director Agriculture visits spice park Dusoo Pampore Stresses completion before deadline

PAMPORE: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Monday visited Spice Park Dusoo Pampore to review the pace of completion of work on different sections of the parks so that the inaugural ceremony could be held.
On the occasion the director was apprised about the progress achieved under the National Mission on Saffron which was introduced during 2010-11 at an estimated cost of Rs 400 crores.
It was further revealed that after its completion it would not only provide all the necessary mandated facilities to the Saffron farmers, but it would also generate the avenues of employment for the unemployed youth of the state.
The park is getting developed at an estimated cost of 37.8 crore under National Mission on Saffron.
The officials said that the director was briefed by officers and scientists and informed that the spice park project was one of the best in Asian subcontinent and it would help to revive the saffron trade in the state.
While talking with Kashmir Reader, the Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi asked all the concerned officials to strictly follow the deadline so that it could be completed in a given timeframe.
“E-marketing facilities will be available at spice park that would help the growers fetch better prices and grow the business potential of saffron growers,” he said.

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