Kishtwar Saffron gets GI Tag, Kumkum legendary most expensive harvest of saffron


The cultivation of saffron in Kishtwar is a cultural heritage symbolizing freshness and purity. The saffron production area in Kishtwar is locally referred to as Mandal.

The saffron grown in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indications Registry.

The announcement of this significant achievement was made by Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Dr. Devansh Yadav, who shared the news on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) along with a picture of the certificate.

Kishtwar Saffron gets GI Tag

“Kishtwar Saffron brand gets GI tagged for the first time… Tagged along with Kashmiri saffron – multiple FPO brands coming up now!! Icing on the cake – certified as grade1,” the post reads.

The cultivation of saffron takes place in certain areas of the Kishtwar region in Jammu, as well as in parts of Kashmir.

Renowned as the highly valued harvest of saffron, often referred to as Kumkum, this legendary and expensive spice is a significant cash crop in the remote mountainous district of Kishtwar in Jammu.

Saffron cultivation in Kishtwar is not just a farming activity; it holds cultural significance, symbolizing freshness and purity. The specific saffron production area in Kishtwar is locally known as Mandal.

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