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
Crediting Crops

By summer 2015, banks had disbursed Rs 6,290.16 crores in agriculture and in allied sectors in state. Besides minimising the…

Agriculture
Not A Priority!

All banks have a basket enabling them to infuse micro credit in key sectors. But most of these…

Agriculture
Advancing Apples

The Mughal route town of Shopian is a booming economic centre. Producer of the best apples from the region, its…

Agriculture
Unsustainable Affair

In five years, the J&K government spent Rs 1204 Crore to acquire land for various infrastructure projects. But is this…

Agriculture
Veg Wonders 

Urbanization forced city vegetable growers look for cheap land and labour in the periphery. Bugam in Budgam had both. But…

Agriculture
Dream Apple

With government and business fleecing apple for votes and notes, nobody thought of any intervention that could take it even…

Agriculture
Fundamental Shrinkage

With inheritance and mutations reducing the landholding, Kashmir is heading towards induced joblessness in coming days, reports Masood Hussain Policymakers…

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…