Saffron cultivated in the Kashmir valley has received the geographical indication (GI) tag. Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu said that it is a major historic step in bringing the valley’s brand on the global map.
Notably, it is grown in the highlands of Jammu and Kashmir, including in places such as Pulwama, Budgam, Kishtwar, and Srinagar. It has been associated with traditional Kashmiri cuisine and represents the rich cultural heritage of the region.
With the GI certification, Kashmir saffron would gain more prominence in the export market.