After making efforts to have better lotus stem or Nadru in Dal Lake and other water bodies, now government is trying to export it.
J&K govt has given a big push to promotion of ‘NADRU’ of Dal Lake in the international market.
These extends value addition, marketing, hand holding services to farmers, facilitates lotus stem export to int’l markets in a big way.
The farmers, inhabiting the world famous ‘Dal Lake’, associated with Lotus Stem (Nadru) got a new lease of life with the Jammu and Kashmir government extending them value addition and handholding services in selling their produce in the international market.
The newly formed and promoted Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), comprising 250 farmers from Dal interiors, has recently exported two consignments to UAE thus making their presence felt in the international market.
The initiative of forming this FPO is in line with the government’s commitment towards empowering the farmers to sell and promote their produce in potential national and international markets.
This significant program of the J&K government has recently been mentioned in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s, monthly radio address to the nation ‘Mann Ki Baat’. Addressing the nation in the 99th episode of his Mann Ki Baat programme, Prime Minister spoke about Kashmir’s Dal Lake which is known for its delicious Lotus stems. Lotus stems are known as Nadru in Kashmir and demand for Nadru is continuously increasing due to which farmers cultivating Nadru in Dal Lake have formed an FPO with the support of Srinagar district administration.