INDIA POST TO MARKET KASHMIRI SAFFRON ACROSS GLOBE
Kashmiri Saffron will be marketed and delivered across India and around the world through a new initiative introduced by India Post under the bannerSaffron Post.
This novel service was launched today by Gulam Hassan Mir, Minister of Agriculture at a function held at Town Hall, Pampore.
John Samuel, Chief Post Master General, Jammu and Kashmir was also present on the occasion. The Minister appreciated the involvement of the Post office in promoting Saffron. At the inaugural function, Shri John Samuel, Chief Post Master General declared that while this new service will be a major boon to the Saffron growers and dealers, it will also help the people across India to get high quality Saffron through the postal network in a convenient and efficient manner.
Mr John Samuel, Chief PMG said that the Post office in J&K, in association with the local growers and dealers of Saffron, will be involved in promoting and marketing high quality Kashmir saffron. This will be a major boon to the people of Kashmir as Saffron will be marketed and delivered through India Post across the nation and around the world. The essence of Saffron Post isthe quality assurance and the vast distribution network of the Post office. The saffron marketed through India Post will be subjected to intensive quality control check by the State government approved institution.
“Saffron Post is available in packets of 0.5 grams, 1 gram and 5 grams atselectpost offices in Kashmir. Customers can buy the products in person at India Post outlets in Jammu and Kashmir. Further, they can also place orders of Saffron through the Post Master (Saffron Post division), Srinagar GPO, Srinagar190001 and the products will be packed and delivered through SpeedPost across India and around the world”, he said.