YB WEB DESK. Dated: 9/23/2023 12:25:09 PM

SRINAGAR, SEPT 22 Minister for Agriculture and Allied Sectors, Arunachal Pradesh, Taggi Taki, along with team of Agriculture Officers today visited India International Trade Centre (IIKSTC) Dussoo, Pampore. He visited different sections of IIKSTC where he along with the team was briefed about grading, labelling, packing, drying, processing, marketing and related things available at the centre. Speaking on the occasion, Agriculture Minister said that the purpose of their visit to IIKSTC is to learn basic techniques and explore possibilities for introduction of saffron in AP besides exposing the accompanying offices to different technical interventions in saffron production, protection and post harvest management. He appreciated the officers and officials of IIKSTC for their role and commitment towards development of saffron sector. He said this part of our country produces world's best quality saffron. Earlier, Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal, briefed the visiting Minister regarding post harvest management techniques, quality evaluation and e marketing facilities being provided to saffron farmers at IIKSTC Dussoo, Pampore. Chief Agriculture Officer, Srinagar, Manohar Lal Sharma, Administrator, IIKSTC Shanawaz Ahmad Shah, Technical Officer HADP, Sheikh Imran and others were also present on the occasion.


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