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Spices Board teams up with J&K govt

V Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on January 09, 2018

Stepping up its efforts to promote marketing and upgrade quality of saffron, the Spices Board has teamed up with the Jammu and Kashmir government to boost produce and improve value addition of the signature Kashmiri spice for its consumption and trading in both domestic and international markets.

The Board and the state government are also going full throttle to secure GI (geographical indication) registration for authentication of high quality saffron from Kashmir.

The issues regarding the saffron trade came up for thorough deliberations at a two-day seminar on Saffron in Srinagar recently.

Spices Board Chairman A Jayathilak said that the board and the J&K government are working in tandem for getting the GI registration for saffron. The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs has initiated the development of Codex standard for saffron at its 3rdsession held in Chennai in February, he said.

The saffron trade would get a fillip by addressing the issue of post-harvest management, especially for drying and storage, in order to retain the colour, aroma and flavour of the spice, he said.

Published on August 16, 2017

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