Government to establish Dry Fruit Mandi in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The government is planning to establish a Dry Fruit Mandi in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah on Tuesday assured the Dry Fruit Association that they are for setting up a dry fruit mandi and land will be identified soon.

An official spokesperson said that Shah conveyed this to a delegation of the Dry Fruit Association who called on him here apprising him of various commerce and trade related issues faced by the Valley based dry fruit growers.

The delegation highlighted the need for a dry fruit mandi in Srinagar and sought the district administration’s solicitous consideration in this regard.

The DC said the district administration recognizes the important role the dry fruit industry plays in the economic growth of Srinagar and assured that land for setting up a dry fruit mandi in the district will be identified very soon.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has already directed the Srinagar administration to identify 50 kanals of land at Shalteng here for setting up a dry fruit mandi in order to provide adequate marketing facilities to dry fruit growers of the Valley.

-Reader Desk

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