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IN FRAMES: Saffron harvesting begins in Kashmir

November 3, 2021

Kashmir is well-known across the globe for ‘Saffron’, a spice that enhances various cuisines.Saffron has been cultivated in the valley for hundreds of years. Today, Kashmir is India’s prime producer of saffron. It is mainly harvested in fields in Pampore close to Srinagar, capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Owing to this, Pampore is also known as ‘Saffron Town’.

Saffron growers collecting flowers after picking them up from a field at Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday. Photo by Umar Ganie/KM
A man collects saffron flowers at a Saffron field in Pampore on the outskirts of Srinagar, Photo by Umar Ganie/KM
Boys collect saffron flowers at a Saffron field in Pampore on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photo by Umar Ganie/ KM
Saffron flowers in full bloom at a Saffron field in Pampore on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photo by Umar Ganie/ KM

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Umar Ganie

Umar Ganie is a senior photojournalist who lives and works in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. It is my job to be a visual storyteller, showing people how others live and struggles in the valley .

Umar Ganie is associated with Kashmir Monitor since 19 years and is two times elected as the treasurer of Kashmir Press Photographers Association (KPPA).

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