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Kashmir’s Nadru In High Demand: PM Modi

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SRINAGAR: During his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the increasing popularity of lotus stems in Kashmir, referred to as ‘Nadru‘ by locals.

“Whenever we talk about Kashmir or Srinagar, the pictures of the mountains and Dal jheel come in front of us. We all want to enjoy the scenic beauty, but there is one more speciality attached to it. Dal jheel is also known for its delicious Lotus stems. They are known by different names in the country, and in Kashmir, they are referred to as ‘Nadru’,” he said.

He further stated that in response to the growing demand for Nadru, farmers have established a Farmers Producer Organization (FPO), which currently comprises 250 farmers.

“Today, the farmers are able to export the FPOs to foreign countries. Recently, they sent two sets to UAE. This is not just taking up the name of Kashmir, but also increasing the income of the farmers,” he said.

The Prime Minister also discussed the farmers who have transitioned to cultivating lavender and the advantages they are obtaining through the government’s Aroma Mission initiative.

“Another effort by the Kashmiri farmers is spreading the fragrance of its success. Actually, there is a small town Bhadarwah, in the Doda district of Jammu & Kashmir. The farmers there traditionally used to grow maize, but some farmers decided to do something innovative. They shifted towards floriculture. Under this, around 2,500 farmers are growing lavender. They have also benefited from the Aroma scheme of the government. This has increased their income several times. And today, along with the lavender, the fragrance of their success is also spreading,” he added.

 

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( With inputs from : kashmirlife.net )

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