Bumper saffron harvest in Kashmir region

There is good news for the saffron farmers in the Kashmir Valley this year. It’s a bumper harvest of saffron in the valley which has brought happiness among the saffron growers of Kashmir. Farmers say that the production is double pf what it was last year.

Thousands of families are associated with saffron farming in the Kashmir region. They are busy plucking the saffron flowers from the fields.

Kashmir has more than 3700 hectares of land under the cultivation of saffron. The Pampore area in Pulwama is the main hub for growing saffron. However, the spice is now being cultivated across different districts of Kashmir valley as well.

“As compared to last year, the production this year is twice of what it was the previous year. Adequate rain at the proper time helped and that’s why we had the best production. This is much better than the previous year. The GI tag is good for us, and will benefit us. It makes sure the purest Kashmiri saffron is sold in the market,” said Farhad, a saffron farmer.