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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.

Packing Apples

Apple packaging is a key ingredient to Kashmir’s apple economy that keeps thousands of people busy round the year to manage more than 70...

High Density Culture

Apple apart, Kashmir has created a demonstration orchard in Srinagar outskirts where some of the best high-density fruits are grown, reports Masood Hussain “If we see...

No Cherry Blossom

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

Cursed Apple

With partial lockdown still in place, and around 20 thousand metric tonnes of apple still in CA stores across Kashmir, farmers and traders are...

Growing Money

Nursery business has become a major source of livelihood in several Kulgam villages, reports Samreena Nazir On a frozen morning of February, Mir Yawar, 21,...

Model Millionaire

 By the end of twentieth century when a low ranking employee was desperately thinking about the future of his seven sons, he made a...

Bloody Harvest

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

The New Volunteers

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

The Forbidden Fruit

With orchards as deserts as Srinagar streets, Kashmir’s apple cart may upset the economy, reports Umar Mukhtar Every morning, Ali Mohammad, an apple grower in...
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. Decades later, they have...
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 experimenting with honey, cut-flowers...

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 over the recent calamity,...

Apple Tales

As the growers were busy managing the sale of bumper crop amid glut and surging freight and diminishing returns, nature struck a fatal blow,...

Walnut Falls

Farmers, businessmen and politicians exhibit no difference when they start counting the foreign exchange earnings, almost stagnant for the last few years. Muhammad Younis...

Green Hands

A South Kashmir village has traditionally remained the main vegetable producer that even exports part of its production to Jammu during summers, reports Farzana...

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