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.

RAILWAY MILLIONAIRES

  As Railways ventured into Kashmir Valley, it paid 600 crore as compensation for land to people. But as the train chugs, the traces of...

Long Live The Apple Cart

After years of crying hoarse over Kashmir’s failure on post-harvest front, the private sector has finally chipped in to alter the way we sold...

Crimson town

Saffron brought fame and prosperity to Pampore but a decline in production and rogue traders selling adulterated and fake saffron has hit the growers...

Cultivating an aromatic industry

Kashmir has huge potential to produce aromatic oils used in medicines and cosmetics. By tapping into the sector, Kashmir can have an eco-friendly path...

Fundamental Shrinkage

With inheritance and mutations reducing the landholding, Kashmir is heading towards induced joblessness in coming days, reports Masood Hussain Policymakers limited to the civil secretariat...

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...

Smells Good

Three men saved Kashmir’s lone drugs research laboratory from becoming history. Recently vacated by CRPF after 25 years the centre is set to revolutionize...

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,...

A Dairy Deficit

The Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has wreaked havoc on families who adore and depend on cattle for economic well-being. The epidemic is emerging as...

Selfless Grower

Right now when apple is facing crippling market adversity, the desperate grower is making every effort to keep the wheel of the Kashmir economy...

Budget 2011-12: Animal Husbandry

A liquid nitrogen plant with 21 litre/per hour capacity is being established at Zainakot. Embryo Transfer Technology laboratory is being established at Panthal for...

Outsourcing Appetite

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

Orchard Massacres

The Forest Department issued notices to all the ‘encroachers’ everywhere. But a patch on Budgam-Pulwama border was the only place across Jammu and Kashmir...

Roshni Rackets Darken Energy Futures

Conceived by Abdul Rahim Rather to light up the state and its resources, the Roshni Scheme had a darkened delivery by Ghulam Nabi Azad....

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...

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