Take serious efforts to preserve precious saffron crop: Advisor Skandan to stakeholders

Inspects Spice Park, NSM works at Pampore
Take serious efforts to preserve precious saffron crop: Advisor Skandan to stakeholders

The Advisor to Governor K Skandan Sunday held an extensive tour of Saffron fields in Pampore and took stock of various ongoing works under National Saffron Mission (NSM) there.

The Advisor visited Konibal, Chandhara, Lethpora and severaladjoining villages and obtained first-hand appraisal of activities undertakenunder the Mission. Terming Saffron as the trademark of Kashmiri heritage, theAdvisor emphasized on synchronous efforts among Saffron farmers, AgricultureDepartment and other stakeholders to preserve the world's  precious crop and to boost its productivity.

He also inspected the irrigational wells constructed underthe NSM and directed the Agriculture Department to expedite the process for thesuccessful implementation of the Saffron Mission.

The Advisor was informed that the project is expected toimprove irrigation facilities to Saffron fields in Pampore area where themajority of people are directly or indirectly related to its production.

Later, the Advisor took a detailed inspection of Spice Parkat Dusoo Pampore.Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Syed Abid RasheedShah, officers of Agriculture Department Kashmir and other concernedaccompanied the Advisor during the visit.

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