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
Waiting For A Bloom!

With both production and prices falling drastically since last one decade saffron is turning out to be a costly affair…

Agriculture
Apple Woes

Despite increase in production apple growers in south Kashmir are finding it hard to carry on the occupation as quality…

Agriculture
Obnoxious Sprays

With produce worth Rs 300 crore lost last season Kashmir’s horticulture sector is no longer a safe investment. Saima Bhat…

Agriculture
The Money Plants

At the peak of militancy, Zakir Hussain Qadri would sell home appliances door to door in Punjab.  As things improved,…

Agriculture
Mission Impossible

The multi-crore NSM scheme was launched to revive the dwindling saffron production in Kashmir. But since its launch the ambitious…

Agriculture
A Game Changer

 As India and Pakistan were fighting over Kargil heights, a south Kashmir boy takes off for US to study. Nine…

Agriculture
Vanishing Saffron Fields

Kashmiris once famed saffron fields are fast vanishing under the layers of concrete and mortar. With ill conceived policies to…

Agriculture
Apple Woes

Kashmiri apple constitute 77 percent of total apple produce in India, there by contributing considerably to the state’s economy. As…

Agriculture
Producing, But Not Selling

While Kashmiri almond growers fail to market their produce for want of knowledge and government support, Jammu despite not producing…

Agriculture
Smells Good

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

Agriculture
A Renewed Interest

The negative connotations associated with sheep farming as the calling of backward class of society is fast changing as highly…

Agriculture
Strawberry Economy

A quiet village on the outskirts of Srinagar is at the forefront of a change in Kashmir’s fruit market in…

Agriculture
Reaping The Harvest

Cannabis cultivation was a parallel economy in pockets of south Kashmir that sustained many livelihoods. As the police successfully cracked…