PULWAMA, SEPTEMBER 13: The Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited saffron growing areas of Pampore and interacted with the saffron farmers of the area.
During the visit, the Director took stock of various steps taken during the recently held saffron field day.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director 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.
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 farmers of every possible support from the department for making saffron crop cultivation a successful venture.
Later, the Director visited Alowpora Farm Shopian and took stock of the maize crop and other agriculture activities.