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Kashmiri saffron, the new silver
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Meanwhile, Kashmir’s farmers are experimenting with indoor farming to battle climate change. Pampore, the main centre of saffron cultivation in Kashmir, The growing demand for Kashmiri saffron has come with a decline in production — it has dropped from 30,000-35,000 kg a few decades ago to a mere 4,
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  • Meanwhile, Kashmir’s farmers are experimenting with indoor farming to battle climate change.
  • Pampore, the main centre of saffron cultivation in Kashmir,
  • The growing demand for Kashmiri saffron has come with a decline in production — it has dropped from 30,000-35,000 kg a few decades ago to a mere 4,000-5,000 kg now,
  • Saffron is one of the most delicately handled condiment crops in the world, and is hand-picked, mostly by women, between October and November
  • The best variety of saffron, a crop known as ‘red gold’ locally, is selling at ₹3.25 lakh per kg this year, a quantum jump from ₹0.30 lakh per kg in 2005-06.

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