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
Making Apple Rot

As the scab invaded Kashmir’s apple orchards, more than two-thirds of the crop is unworthy of the market. This fruit…

Agriculture
Packing Apples

Apple packaging is a key ingredient to Kashmir’s apple economy that keeps thousands of people busy round the year to…

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High Density Culture

Apple apart, Kashmir has created a demonstration orchard in Srinagar outskirts where some of the best high-density fruits are grown,…

Agriculture
No Cherry Blossom

With part of the apple already lost, it is now cherry and strawberry paying the pandemic costs. The two most…

Agriculture
Cursed Apple

With partial lockdown still in place, and around 20 thousand metric tonnes of apple still in CA stores across Kashmir,…

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Growing Money

Nursery business has become a major source of livelihood in several Kulgam villages, reports Samreena Nazir On a frozen morning…

Agriculture
Model Millionaire

 By the end of twentieth century when a low ranking employee was desperately thinking about the future of his seven…

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Bloody Harvest

Unlike all other unrests that Kashmir witnessed since 1990, apple somehow escaped the crisis. In the wake of the abrogation…

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The New Volunteers

Watching the farmers facing a crisis in paddy harvesting, groups of well educated youth started helping them volunatrilty and the…

Agriculture
The Forbidden Fruit

With orchards as deserts as Srinagar streets, Kashmir’s apple cart may upset the economy, reports Umar Mukhtar Every morning, Ali…

Agriculture KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
Spewing Black

Quick cash was the key factor for hundreds of farmers in Budgam to lease their lands to brick kiln owners.…

Agriculture Syed-Mukhtar (KL Image: Hilal Shah)
A Model Grower

Leaving his 16 years of service to start a second career, the erstwhile cop emerged as the model grower after…

Agriculture
A Crisis, An Opportunity

Losses to Kashmir apple orchards can be assessed properly only after the government’s final survey is over. Amid mass mourning…

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Apple Tales

As the growers were busy managing the sale of bumper crop amid glut and surging freight and diminishing returns, nature…

Agriculture
Walnut Falls

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

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