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Historic day in Kashmir Saffron trading as Saffron trading goes on- line

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The Department of Agriculture under the aegis of India International Kashmir Saffron Trading Centre (IIKSTC), contemplates to promote trading of GI Tagged Kashmir Saffron through PAN India e-Auction portal, which has been formally launched by Director Agriculture Kashmir Altaf Aijaz Andrabi today at Dusoo Pampore, while elaborating importance of the e- auctioning director said the sole aim is of providing this type of platform to the buyers is to have access to quality Kashmir Saffron.
Director said e- auctioning will provide an efficient platform to the saffron growers for getting optimum returns of their yield which will ultimately boost the economy of this area without the interference of intermediaries.
Director reiterated the commitment of government to restore the pristine glory of the Kashmir saffron which was otherwise lost due to interference of intermediaries. He further added that the buyers will be assured that the saffron purchased through this platform will be tested certified quality produce.
Director congratulated the saffron growers and dedicated the e auction platform to them.
Director stressed upon the officers involved with e auctioning to conduct awareness among key businessmen, market linkage experts, in order to acquaint them regarding the various facilities being provided at IIKSTC especially e- auction market.
Andrabi requested Saffron Growers of Kashmir valley and Buyers across India to register themselves as SELLERS and BUYERS for E- Trading on the E- Auction portal so that hassle free E-Trading between registered Growers and registered Buyers is ensured.
Saffron growers on the occasion expressed their satisfaction and appreciated the department for creating such a unique state of art post harvest and marketing facility under one roof. They said this centre will definitely help in reviving the saffron industry in along way in generating an economic impact for the stabilization, empowerment and economic empowerment as well.
Later Director distributed the buyers and grower registration certificates .(KNS)

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