Crescent Kashmir

Empowering farmers

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J&K administration is trying to give a boost to the farming activities and recently in the buyer seller meet dozens of foreign buyers from different countries participated.

Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir recently virtually inaugurated the first edition of ‘J&K Agro and Food Fest 2023.

He appreciated such programmes in empowering local farmers, sellers, and producers and enhancing Jammu and Kashmir’s socio-economic environment. He said that this inaugural event is set to become the flagship event and is planned to be held annually in both Jammu and Kashmir divisions.

At the onset, Managing Director of JKTPO, Khalid Jahangir, extended his gratitude to the Chief Secretary for addressing and giving valuable inputs to the gathering. He said that JKTPO is mandated to organize buyer-seller meets for the promotion of unique and ODOP-DEH products of J&K. He observed that Jammu and Kashmir has long back attained acceptance among international buyers and traders for its distinct products. He highlighted that this International Buyer Seller Meet is a pivotal initiative that aims to increase exports while showcasing the region’s excellent offerings made from local agricultural and horticultural products.

Deputy Director General, TPCI, Sandip Das, during his vote of thanks address showed his unwavering appreciation for JKTPO’s initiative, symbolizing the collaborative spirit between organizations dedicated to elevating J&K’s products and their producers into the global stage. Their collective participation accentuated the event’s commitment to fostering growth, innovation, and cross-sector collaboration.

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