No ban on export of fresh vegetables from Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 22: There is no ban on fresh vegetables export from Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said today.

Reacting to reports, he said that no ban has been imposed on export of fresh vegetables from the state to other parts of the country.

He said a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of State Agriculture and Cooperative Minister Abdul Aziz Zargar reviewed the production of fresh vegetables during the current Kharif season in the temperate and sub-tropical areas of the state.

He said it was decided that the surplus fresh vegetables produced by the farmers can be exported to the other parts of the country as there is no ban from government side for its export.

He said there was tremendous demand from the other parts of the country for ''Off season Vegetables'', for European and Asian type of vegetables.

For the reason this is the only period when the surplus produce of vegetables grown by the farmers of the state fetch remunerative prices in the terminal markets.

All the government agencies related with this activity have been informed of the discussion taken in this high level meeting.

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