Dir Agri visits Saffron growing areas of Pampore

Pulwama: Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal on Friday visited saffron growing areas of Pampore including Munpora, Wuyan, Androosa and interacted with the saffron farmers of the area. He took stock of various interventions by the department in the area.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director Agriculture said that the department is committed to the development of the saffron sector. A number of initiatives have already been taken by the department and a number of other steps are in progress, he further said.
Chowdhary Iqbal said that for the economic development of saffron farmers the department has endeavoured to ensure that our GI Tagged saffron reaches national and international markets. He assured the concerned farmers of every possible support from the department for making saffron crop cultivation a successful venture.
The Director Agriculture held detailed interactions with the saffron farmers of concerned areas and took feedback regarding the role played by the department. He assured farmers of technical guidance by the department during different agriculture activities in the field.

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