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Killing heroin with saffron

 IPS 09 January 2019

Weaning Afghanistan’s poppy farmers away from growing the raw material for the bulk of the world’s illicit heroin has never been easy, but Kashmir’s saffron cultivators may have the answer. A high-value crop, saffron has long been seen as a counternarcotics candidate, but the idea has a chance of coming to fruition with expertise from farmers in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state who produce the finest saffron anywhere. (821 Words) - By Athar Parvaiz


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A saffron trader in Srinagar. Photo: Athar Parvaiz/IPS

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