Browsing: Agriculture

Though stagnant, the agriculture is the mainstay of Jammu and Kashmir economy. This section offers detailed narratives of the crops, the practices in the sector, the policy interventions and its importance for a vast population living in semi-urban and rural belts of the state.

Agriculture
Walnut Falls

Farmers, businessmen and politicians exhibit no difference when they start counting the foreign exchange earnings, almost stagnant for the last…

Agriculture
Green Hands

A South Kashmir village has traditionally remained the main vegetable producer that even exports part of its production to Jammu…

Agriculture
Rice Thresher

A young boy who grew up in the lush green paddy fields understood the enormous costs in sustaining agriculture. Finally,…

Agriculture
Apple Effect

As the Kashmir periphery is witnessing a literal mass conversion of rice fields into apple orchards, the changes manifesting itself…

Agriculture
Suffering Saffron

Dry spell is a historic reason for the crisis that Pampore is facing in its saffron fields. But it offers…

Agriculture
Apple Selling

Gradually, Kashmir has started changing the way it used to sell its apple. As 14 satellite markets attracted nonlocal buyers,…

Agriculture
Growing Global Apple

Within less than a year, a state funded scheme has started changing Kashmir periphery. Growers have started understanding the importance…

Agriculture
Kashmiri Haakh

Celebrated by folklore and part of staple food, the collards are as important to Kashmir’s meals as potato is to…

Agriculture
Revive Asparagus

Perhaps one of the costliest vegetables that are a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants, the Paarglass cultivation can boost the…

Agriculture
Shelving Foliage

Apple growers in parts of South Kashmir are helplessly watching premature leaves fall in their orchards. It usually follows by…

Agriculture
Outsourcing Appetite

As landholdings shrunk while passing from one generation to another, so did the interest in farming. Kashmir has come a…

Agriculture
The Apple Cart Push

Six months after a vast high-density apple orchard was axed by angry protesters in south Kashmir, government has launched a…

Agriculture
A Mandi Undone

For most of the season, the dominating discourse was whose writ runs large. By the time, the government agreed…

Agriculture
Mission Saffron

Dwindling yield has pushed Pampore’s saffron growers to a new low and sections within the government wish they start producing…

Agriculture
Quick Sale

With unrest 2016 rooted down-south, the worst fears were about the fate of apple, the main mover-and-shaker of the peripheral…

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