Rajouri, Sep 18: After Chikri wood, Rajouri Walnut has also found its way to e-commerce sites and as it has been listed on the e-commerce platform, Amazon.
The product was launched on Amazon by the District Development Commissioner, Vikas Kundal, here on Sunday.
Among others present at the event were Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Imran Rashid Kataria; District Horticulture Officer, Shafqat Mir and Assistant Director Planning, Mohd Rafi.
Speaking at the event, the DDC said that the District Administration is committed to provide the best platform to the farmers where they can sell their products in an easy manner.
Underlining the objective behind listing the product on Amazon, the DDC said that the initiative is aimed at providing market linkage to the farmers so that they don't face any inconveniences in selling the walnuts and get good returns.
Highlighting scores of measures being taken by the Government for the welfare of the farmers, he said that dedicated efforts are being made to raise the socio-economic status of the farmers with the launch of a number of farmer centric schemes from time to time.
"Farmers are motivated to grow cash crops, and we have witnessed bumper crops like strawberry, silk cocoon, walnut etc," he added.
He also assured the farmers that such steps to facilitate them would continue in future also.
“District Rajouri is bestowed with two zones-- subtropical and temperate. We grow crops like citrus and mango in the subtropical zone. In the temperate zone that includes KotrankaBudhal, Thanamandi and Manjakot, walnut harvesting is being done," the DHO stated.
"A premium quality of walnut, Kagzi (paper-shell) walnut, is grown here in different areas of Rajouri, and we motivate farmers to do it in organic way," he added.