J&K Special Report: Lt Governor, Jammu & Kashmir looks forward to state’s contribution towards UAE-India food security

“I am happy to learn that a special edition focusing on Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) is being brought out by the Consulate General of India, Dubai.

During last couple of years, the Government of J&K has put in place a policy infrastructure which will go in long way to increase the quantum and the quality of our agricultural and horticultural products along with the handicrafts and handloom products. We have also improved our ease of doing business index and incentivised the farmers and craftsman for enhancing the production as well as improving the quality of the produce.
“Apart from establishing the certification centres and assigning GI tags to our products we are in the process of strengthening the existing logistic infrastructure to adhere with the export requirements.
“The visit of first ever business delegation to the UAE, led by the senior officers of my government is a first step towards achieving these goals. I am delighted by the response shown by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and the management of supermarkets operating in the UAE, especially the LuLu Group and Al Maya Group. I am thankful to the Consulate General of India, Dubai for facilitating the visit of our first ever delegation.

– Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

“The strategic partnership between the UAE and India has opened the doors for an extremely business friendly eco-system. Apart from other sectors, the partnership between the two countries in the food sector is at an inflection point and we must leverage our complementarities to achieve the common goal of strengthening the food security.

“Recording tremendous growth trajectory in the production of fruits like apple, cherry, walnut, saffron and almonds together with production of unique handloom and handicrafts produce like the pashmina shawl, J&K is aspiring to map itself in the market of the United Arab Emirates.

“During last couple of years, the Government of J&K has put in place a policy infrastructure which will go in long way to increase the quantum and the quality of our agricultural and horticultural products along with the handicrafts and handloom products. We have also improved our ease of doing business index and incentivised the farmers and craftsman for enhancing the production as well as improving the quality of the produce.

“Apart from establishing the certification centres and assigning GI tags to our products we are in the process of strengthening the existing logistic infrastructure to adhere with the export requirements.

“The visit of first ever business delegation to the UAE, led by the senior officers of my government is a first step towards achieving these goals. I am delighted by the response shown by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and the management of supermarkets operating in the UAE, especially the LuLu Group and Al Maya Group. I am thankful to the Consulate General of India, Dubai for facilitating the visit of our first ever delegation.

“I look forward for contribution of J&K in the food security eco-system of the UAE and other GCC countries in a tremendous way.”

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