Saffron in Sikkim
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir recently has further strengthened the ties with the government of Sikkim especially for the growing of saffron in that hilly state.
J&K and Sikkim strengthen ties for training, technology, capacity building & extension activities for saffron and other temperate crops
Tripartite agreement signed between J&K’s Agriculture Department, Sikkim Government & Sikkim University, in presence of both administrators.
The historic collaboration will strengthen the “Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat” initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji. Research & technical intervention will bridge the gaps in value addition & supply chain infrastructure and help in reducing high post-harvest loss: Lt Governor
Beginning of the new partnership between J&K and Sikkim will give a new direction to the efforts for saffron production in Sikkim.
LG Manoj Sinha said that his government has given considerable attention to Agriculture & Horticulture sector in the last two years and government support, credit facilities have been significantly enhanced
Special attention is being paid to improve productivity of small & marginal farmers and of Kandi areas of Jammu Division.
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.