India Gets Its First Organic Vegetable Sale Centre At Srinagar’s Lalmandi
At a time when people are looking for more organic food, the Kashmir Agriculture Department recently introduced a completely organic vegetable market in Srinagar’s Lal Mandi. Read to know more.
Organic food is no longer a niche market. In the face of an ever growing demand for organic food across the world, the Kashmir Agriculture Department recently introduced a completely organic vegetable market in Srinagar’s Lal Mandi. As per reports of ANI, this is the first-ever vegetable market where growers can promote organic vegetables. Besides this, they can also create more such places of employment for the youth of Kashmir.
Mohamad Ali Lone, in charge at Vegetable Market, Lal Mandi Srinagar, told ANI, “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.” (sic).
Moreover, instead of vegetables prepared by pesticides, organic vegetables and fruits are considered the purest substances, which are also good for health. Currently, after Srinagar inaugurated the organic vegetable market, experts from the agriculture department are focusing on promoting an organic vegetable culture, which also includes making people aware of the benefits of organic products.
People from across the globe are nowadays getting cautious about the uses of fertilisers and pesticides to grow vegetables and fruits. Eventually, slowly they are switching to organic food.
A customer of Srinagar’s Lal Mandi vegetable market told ANI, “The culture of promoting organic food is very essential especially during the current scenario when our health is so vulnerable to impurities. This is a great initiative by the government.” (sic).
Moreover, growers and customers of and near Srinagar’s Lal Mandi are happy about the step taken by the Agriculture Department and they are expecting a good response in the future.
Farooq Ahmad, an organic vegetable grower told ANI, “The market value of organic vegetables is really good because there are plenty of health benefits in consuming these vegetables. Hence, the customer won’t mind paying Rs 10-20 extra. Good health should be the priority.” (sic).
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