The Central Government has issued a certification of geographical indication (GI) for saffron grown in Kashmir Valley.
Kashmir saffron is the only saffron in the world that is grown at an altitude of 1,600 meters which adds to its unique characteristics like longer and thicket stigma, natural deep-red colour, high aroma, bitter flavour, chemical-free processing and high-quality colour strength, flavour and bitterness.
Pampore, the hub of saffron in Kashmir, is expected to have a bumper crop of the spice this season due to initiatives taken by the National Mission on Saffron (NMS).
Vietnam has banned all imports of wildlife dead or alive and includes eggs and larvae. It also merits tougher penalties for crimes involving the trade in wildlife.
Vietnam has been a popular destination for wildlife products – often from endangered species – that are used in traditional medicine or in preparing exotic cuisine. The move comes amid increased scrutiny of the health risks of the wildlife trade.
The new directive includes recommendations that conservationists have been making for years, including cracking down on domestic markets.
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Thursday gave its go-ahead to NCLT Mumbai to decide on Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd.’s bid for Dighi Port.
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has reserved its order over an application moved by the resolution professional of Dighi Port for approval of the ? 650 crore resolution plan submitted by Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) under Section 31 of the IBC.
The Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Dighi Port had voted in favour of the resolution plan by APSEZ and rejected the promoters' offer to settle the dues under Section 12A of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).