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A listing of narratives on the commodities that Jammu and Kashmir produces, sells and consumes

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...

Wheeling Energy

Baglihar has two separate systems for energy transmission and both are efficiently working, reports Riyaz ul Khaliq Even as weak geology of the mountains housing...

The Walnut Fudge

By Syed Asma   Have your ever tasted a Walnut Fudge! If not, then you are surely missing one of the most talked about exclusivity of...

Waiting For A Bloom!

With both production and prices falling drastically since last one decade saffron is turning out to be a costly affair for growers. Shams Irfan...

Drinks Driven Business

Demands apart, state government may not be in a position to convert J&K in to a dry state because it feeds its coffers substantially....

Hallmarking Gold

While hallmarking has made it easy to distinguish fake gold from the real one, Kashmiri jewellers prefer to stick to the traditional ways. Tyba...

Advancing Gold

Having a loan processed from a commercial bank can be both harassing and time consuming. But, banks have now started accepting gold as mortgage...

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 suggested market intervention, capital...

A golden story

The traditional gold market in Kashmir is resistant to hallmarking and transparency, leaving enough space for branded outlets and banks. An unconcerned government and...

Downsizing a high

Public awareness and official crackdown have brought down the narcotics production in south Kashmir districts, where large swathes of land were put under poppy...

A thorny profession

The chestnuts they collect are more visible than the lives they lead. Haroon Mirani narrates the story of chestnut collectors, tucked around the fringes...

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