Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K, Director Agriculture Kashmir visits IIKSTC Pampore

Pampore: Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K Prof J P Sharma and Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal visited India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre Dussu Pampore. The dignitaries visited different sections of the Centre and reviewed their functioning.
During the visit Director Agriculture Kashmir gave a detailed presentation of the functioning and services provided by the Centre to the saffron growers. He also highlighted the importance of the ambitious National Saffron Mission Project. Mr. Chowdhary said the centre is one of the best in the sub continent and is equipped with all the latest mandated facilities for cultivation, production, post harvest management and marketing of the saffron. He said the Centre has introduced an e-auctioning platform, electronic marketing facility for the saffron growers where they could trade virtually and on national as well as international platform.
Chowdhary said that the IIKSTC is planning to organize training programs for saffron farmers so that they could be made face to face with the real time interventions practiced and adopted in the saffron sector.
While expressing his views Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K Prof J P Sharma said that the university will provide all possible support to the Department so that the saffron crop of Kashmir which is one of the best in the world could touch the new heights and the concerned farmers socio economics could be transformed.
Joint Director Agriculture Extension Mohammad Qasim Gani , Deputy Director Law Enforcement Mohammad Younis Chowdhary and other senior officers of the Department and the scientists of India International Kashmir Saffron Trade Centre received and welcomed the dignitaries on their arrival.

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