Getting repeated Orders for our vegetables from UAE markets is encouraging: Director Agri.

SRINAGAR- The Department of Agriculture Kashmir in collaboration with an international marketing group (Lulu) has sent this year’s second consignment of Kashmir specific vegetables to UAE.

It is in place to mention that last year a number of vegetable consignments were sent to Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and other Gulf markets.

Today’s vegetable consignment of Dal area of Srinagar and Lalgam of Sub-division Budgam was procured by FAIR exports pvt ltd. from an FPO namely Dal Lake Stem Producer Company Ltd. and a progressive farmer of the said village. The consignment was flagged-off by the Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal.

Speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture said “receiving new orders for our vegetables from the markets like Dubai, is encouraging”. The department is working on a long term ambitious plan to strengthen the export promotion policy of UT of J&K He added. He said that the department is endeavoring to get more and more famers, agri-preneurs attracted towards the international trade of Kashmir specific agriculture produce with the aim to fetch high returns for their produce.

Director Agriculture said that under the holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors, the proper marketing of Kashmir specific vegetables, spices and other agriculture produce at international level is one of the top priorities and different strategies have been devised in this direction by the department.

Joint Director Agriculture (Inputs) Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Director Rakhs and Farms Iqbal Singh, Chief Technical Officer Sheikh Imran, Divisional Seed Certification Officer Abdul Hamid Shah, Water use specialist Neelofar Qureshi were also present on the occasion.


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