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Context: North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR) under Saffron Bowl project has identified few locations in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya for saffron cultivation.
Topography: It is cultivated and harvested in the Karewa (highlands) of J&K.
Uses: (1) It rejuvenates health; (2) It is used in cosmetics and for medicinal purposes.
Duration: It is usually cultivated during June and July and at some places in August and September.
Saffron grows well at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level.
Temperature: Ranging from 35 or 40 degree Celsius in summer to about –15 or –20 degree Celsius in winter.
Reason for Extending Saffron Cultivation to the North- East
As per research done in the Botany and Horticulture department of Sikkim Central University, the soil condition of Yangyang in Sikkim is almost similar to the quality found in saffron growing regions of Kashmir
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