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
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…

Agriculture
Legacy Lasts

For decades Babademb’s walnut factory has helped many destitute and needy women to survive the onslaught of circumstances and society.…

Agriculture
Aroma of Success

Despite vast wastelands available for lavender cultivation, Kashmir’s contribution to global demand of three thousand tones is just three tones.…

Agriculture
‘Meat’ My Rabbits

For twenty years they literally lived under the shadow of guns. Since its demiltrilisation, rabbit farm in Pattan is now…

Agriculture
Farm Tech

After replacing bulls with tractors, Kashmir’s agriculture sector lost steam and appetite for modernisation. Zafar Aafaq reports the stagnation and…

Agriculture
Scented Fortune

Hardly anybody cared till the rice decorating elite marriages almost vanished from the fields. Shakir Mir reports Mushkbadij’s revival journey…

Agriculture
Not Spicy  

Land conversion, diseases and official neglect robbed famous Kashmiri chili of its taste and colour. Shakir Mir tells the painful…

Agriculture
Happy Nuts

With less than 100 kanals of land under its cultivation across Kashmir, chestnut is a prized winter delicacy. Shakir Mir…

Agriculture
White Revolution 

There is much more than border and barbed wire to this frontier district of Kupwara. A small village is spearheading…

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