plan of actions is being worked out to promote the export of agricultural
produce from the Union Territory of Ladakh, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday
The ministry said
APEDA in association with officials of the horticulture, agriculture, commerce
and industry departments of Union Territory of Ladakh and Defence Institute of
High-Altitude Research (DIHAR) is working out a comprehensive plan of actions
to boost exports.
A series of interactions at Ladakh, areas of work have been identified
ministry said that following a series of interactions at Ladakh, areas of work
have been identified and that include enhancement of production of fruits with
medicinal values such as sea buckthorn, apricot; introduction of traceability
system, capacity-building of farmers and value addition of products. APEDA
(Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority), it
said would provide technical assistance for building the capacity of
stakeholder including entrepreneurs, officials, farmers, branding and marketing
of Ladakhi products and making Ladakh an ”organic” region.
APEDA has urged non-use of chemicals and fertilizers at the earliest
Emphasizing the need for
minimal or zero use of chemicals in the farming, during the interactions with
Ladakh officials, APEDA has urged non-use of chemicals and fertilizers at the
earliest and introduction of traceability systems to help in branding Ladakhi
products. “The focus of this collaboration is to ensure that Ladakh achieves
the goal of becoming an organic region by 2025.” it said.