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.

Apple Effect

As the Kashmir periphery is witnessing a literal mass conversion of rice fields into apple orchards, the changes manifesting itself by serious ecological tensions...

Suffering Saffron

Dry spell is a historic reason for the crisis that Pampore is facing in its saffron fields. But it offers volumes about how shoddy...

Apple Selling

Gradually, Kashmir has started changing the way it used to sell its apple. As 14 satellite markets attracted nonlocal buyers, slightly more than one-third...

Growing Global Apple

Within less than a year, a state funded scheme has started changing Kashmir periphery. Growers have started understanding the importance of axing more than...

Kashmiri Haakh

Celebrated by folklore and part of staple food, the collards are as important to Kashmir’s meals as potato is to Ireland. While the land...

Revive Asparagus

Perhaps one of the costliest vegetables that are a powerhouse of vitamins and antioxidants, the Paarglass cultivation can boost the cash crop sector, reports...

Shelving Foliage

Apple growers in parts of South Kashmir are helplessly watching premature leaves fall in their orchards. It usually follows by the abrupt fall of...

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...

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 major initiative to plant...

A Mandi Undone

  For most of the season, the dominating discourse was whose writ runs large. By the time, the government agreed against interrupting the new routine...

Mission Saffron

Dwindling yield has pushed Pampore’s saffron growers to a new low and sections within the government wish they start producing corms that are required...

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 economy.  Challenges were Himalayan...

Legacy Lasts

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

Aroma of Success

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

‘Meat’ My Rabbits

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

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