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
Bloody Harvest

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

Agriculture
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…

Agriculture
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…

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…

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