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The UAE-based Lulu Group International has announced a plan to set up a food processing centre in Srinagar for sourcing a wide range of Agri products from Jammu and Kashmir.
The announcement was made by Lulu group chairman Yusuffali MA, on Thursday during a meeting with a delegation from Jammu and Kashmir headed by its Principal Secretary (Agriculture Production and Horticulture) Navin Kumar Choudhary on the sidelines of the UAE India Food Security Summit 2020.
"As per the commitment made during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UAE in 2019, Lulu Group is fully focused on sourcing a wide range of Agri products from J&K," Yusuffali MA said.
Currently, Lulu imports apples and saffron from Kashmir and imports will significantly increase in the coming years.
Describing the meeting as "very productive", J&K Principal Secretary Choudhary said a large number of decisions were taken to promote the export of agriculture and horticulture products from the union territory to the entire Gulf region using stores of Lulu group.
This fortnight celebration will begin on January 24 next year and will showcase J&K's famous products like cuisine and cultural heritage, the statement said. (PTI)