Kashmir saffron gets Geographical Indication tag

Division of Agriculture Kashmir has been granted Certification of Registration by Registrar of Geographical Indication, Chennai, Federal government 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 know-how SKUAST (K) and Saffron Exploration Station Dusso Pampore J&K.

Commenting on the accomplishment, Director Agriculture, Kashmir, Altaf Aijaz Andrabi said that Geographical Indication (GI) is a indication on items that have a specific geographical origin and the product or service may possibly have particular excellent or standing.

He said the Geographic sign qualified prospects to the overall financial prosperity of the producers. He additional that the key purpose of registering a geographic sign is to search for protection for specific items developed in a particular geographic region.

Speaking about the advertising of any product or service possessing GI Tag, the Director said it can really encourage and encourage the marketers to extend their company at a world wide level. The GI also boosts exports and can help the farmers to get the best remuneration for their financial sustainability.

He talked about that the J&K govt utilized GI of Kashmir saffron for the reason that of its special id and remarkable excellent as in contrast to saffron grown throughout the world.

The section of agriculture in Kashmir utilized to the Registrar, Geographical Registration Field Chennai in December 2019 beneath Class thirty beneath the Fourth Schedule as for every Geographical Indications Regulations 2002.

The requisite paperwork such as the Statement of Scenario, Emblem, Documentary Proof, Specification and Description of G.I product or service, Listing of producers of Kashmir Saffron, Classic Tactics adopted, and Approach of production had been submitted to the Registrar, Geographical Registration.

On completion of the formalities, a Consultative Team was constituted by the Dy. Registrar Geographical Indications, Federal government of India, for ascertaining the correctness of the particulars furnished by the Agriculture section in G.I software.

Kashmir’s agricultural section alongside with the worried officers and farmers attended a meeting in New Delhi, offered a PowerPoint presentation about numerous facets of the Kashmir Saffron to ascertain the correctness of particulars furnished in the Statement of Scenario in regard of G.I of Saffron.