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Government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to enhance cooperation with the government of Sikkim in agriculture and horticulture sectors, Agriculture Department of J&K UT, Sikkim Government and Sikkim University today signed a tripartite agreement for collaboration on training, technology, capacity building and extension activities for saffron and other temperate crops.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Sh Manoj Sinha and Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Sh Ganga Prasad at the Civil Secretariat.

Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, in his address, congratulated J&K’s Agriculture Department, Sikkim Government and Sikkim University for the beginning of a new partnership in agri-horticulture sector for both the regions.

This agreement will give a new direction to the efforts for saffron production in Sikkim, besides creating a better understanding of diverse aspects of saffron cultivation and other temperate crops, he added.

Research and technical intervention will bridge the gaps in value addition and supply chain infrastructure and help in reducing high post-harvest loss.

Sikkim being the first organic state in India has the expertise on organic production technologies and certification. The collaboration will immensely help J&K to provide solutions and policy prescriptions for the organic farmers in the UT.

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