Kashmir saffron gets Geographical Indication tag

Department of Agriculture Kashmir has been granted Certification of Registration by Registrar of Geographical Sign, Chennai, Govt of India for Kashmiri saffron, as for every media experiences.

The registered proprietor of the Kashmir saffron is Director Agriculture, Kashmir, facilitated by Sher-e-Kashmir College of Agricultural Sciences & Technological innovation SKUAST (K) and Saffron Exploration Station Dusso Pampore J&K.

Commenting on the achievement, Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Altaf Aijaz Andrabi reported that Geographical Sign (GI) is a signal on products that have a unique geographical origin and the products may well have unique quality or standing.

He reported the Geographic indicator potential customers to the general economic prosperity of the producers. He included that the primary reason of registering a geographic indicator is to seek out safety for unique products made in a individual geographic region.

Speaking about the marketing and advertising of any products obtaining GI Tag, the Director reported it can persuade and inspire the entrepreneurs to extend their enterprise at a world-wide amount. The GI also boosts exports and will help the farmers to get the most effective remuneration for their economic sustainability.

He stated that the J&K government utilized GI of Kashmir saffron for the reason that of its distinctive id and superior quality as compared to saffron developed across the earth.

The department of agriculture in Kashmir utilized to the Registrar, Geographical Registration Sector Chennai in December 2019 less than Course thirty less than the Fourth Program as for every Geographical Indications Principles 2002.

The requisite paperwork like the Statement of Situation, Brand, Documentary Proof, Specification and Description of G.I products, Listing of producers of Kashmir Saffron, Standard Procedures adopted, and System of generation were submitted to the Registrar, Geographical Registration.

On completion of the formalities, a Consultative Group was constituted by the Dy. Registrar Geographical Indications, Govt of India, for ascertaining the correctness of the particulars furnished by the Agriculture department in G.I application.

Kashmir’s agricultural department alongside with the worried officers and farmers attended a assembly in New Delhi, offered a PowerPoint presentation pertaining to numerous elements of the Kashmir Saffron to confirm the correctness of particulars furnished in the Statement of Situation in regard of G.I of Saffron.