Browsing: Commodities

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

Agriculture
Suffering Saffron

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

Agriculture
A Mandi Undone

For most of the season, the dominating discourse was whose writ runs large. By the time, the government agreed…

Agriculture
Mission Saffron

Dwindling yield has pushed Pampore’s saffron growers to a new low and sections within the government wish they start producing…

Commodities
Wheeling Energy

Baglihar has two separate systems for energy transmission and both are efficiently working, reports Riyaz ul Khaliq Even as weak…

Commodities
The Walnut Fudge

By Syed Asma Have your ever tasted a Walnut Fudge! If not, then you are surely missing one of the…

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…

Business
Hallmarking Gold

While hallmarking has made it easy to distinguish fake gold from the real one, Kashmiri jewellers prefer to stick to…

Banking
Advancing Gold

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

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…

Banking
A golden story

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

Agriculture
Downsizing a high

Public awareness and official crackdown have brought down the narcotics production in south Kashmir districts, where large swathes of land…

Commodities
A thorny profession

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