Ramban, Kupwara Two Pilot Districts For Wool Marketing

SRINAGAR: Two of Jammu and Kashmir’s 20 districts have been selected for implementation of Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council’s (WWEPC) programmes for marketing raw wool on national and international platforms, WWEPC said. Ramban in the Jammu division and Kupwara in Kashmir division.

“Jammu and Kashmir produce more than seven million kilograms of finest wool annually, most of which is wasted due to non-availability of markets,” Romesh Khajuria, Chairman WWEPC, who visited the areas for six days said. “To enhance the farmer’s economical condition and to provide a platform, WWEPC in collaboration with Jammu Kashmir Wool Development and Market Association (JKWDMA) adopt two districts and implement a marketing strategy.”

Khajuria, a Jammu resident and an entrepreneur, met farmers in Trehgam Kupwara, who assured him that they will felicitate marketing of raw wool from the border district for the wool grower farmers. Talks were also held to initiate the process in the formation of Off Farming Farmers Producer Organization (OFFPO).

Earlier, Khajuria visited villages in Khari block of Ramban where an interaction with 100 wool growers took place. Khajuri, who was Vice Chairman of the WWEPC – a Ministry of Textiles society, was elevated to Chairman’s position early this year. Khajuria hails from Jammu’s village Rehal in Bishnah.

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