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
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…

Agriculture Messy Millions Cover Story
Messy Millions

As crores of rupees flow into the sleepy Letpora hamlet, a dangerous consumerism has set in among the villagers, replacing…

Agriculture The Villagers take out the nuts which are then supplied to the other towns
A Chestnut Story

Come November and a group of villagers in Bandipora row their boats into Wular Lake to extract water chestnuts which…

Agriculture
A Welcome Change

The establishment of a Fruit Mandi in south Kashmir’s Kulgam town is gradually changing the fortunes of the exploited farmers.…

Agriculture
SHOPIAN’S APPLE BASKET

Seasonal blues and scant rainfall this year dealt a severe blow to the apple farmers of south Kashmir’s Shopian belt.…

Agriculture
APPLE TOWN’S CRISIS

Kashmir’s biggest fruit Mandi in Sopore where traders from across the Indian subcontinent converge to purchase apples produced in orchards…

Agriculture
A FOR APPLE

With Rs 2500 crore plus turnover, the Apple cart is the main mover and shaker of Kashmir’s countryside economy. Marketing…

Agriculture
The Black Sheep

Kashmir produces seven million kg wool a year but lacks capacity to process even one percent of it. Sold at…

Agriculture
Warming up to wool

J&K sells 70 percent of it wool in raw form for lack of processing units. Consultants engaged by the government…

Agriculture
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…

Agriculture
The Gasping Ambri

Some enthusiast growers may be preserving the fabled Ambri, the king of Kashmiri apples, in an odd orchard in Shopian.…

Agriculture
An Apple A Day

As fruit industry has seen a significant makeover over recent years. Javaid Naikoo reports on how the industry is staying…

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