Jammu & Kashmir, India

First organic vegetable market in Srinagar

For the first time, the Kashmir Agriculture Department has introduced a completely organic vegetable market in Srinagar's Lal Mandi. It is the first vegetable market where growers can promote organic vegetables.

Mohamad Ali Lone, manager of the Lal Mandi Vegetable Market, stated: "Farmers can directly sell vegetables in the organic market and no middlemen are involved. This initiative will help the farmers boost their sales and the consumer will be able to live a healthy life and make better food choices.”

Experts in the agriculture department are focusing on promoting an organic vegetable culture and making people aware of the benefits of organic products. People all over the world are getting cautious about the use of fertilisers and pesticides on vegetables and fruits and are subsequently switching to organic food.

As reported on businessworld.in¸ growers in the region are happy about the step taken by the Agriculture Department and they are expecting a good response in future.

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