PULWAMA — Seen in various fields including in villages like Pinglena, Newa, Gudoora, Karimabad, Goosu and Rahmoo of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama, the yellow Mustard blossoms are presenting pleasing scenes, amid the scare of COVID-19.
Being the fertile crescent of Kashmir, a large amount of oil and rice is produced in Pulwama district.
The Mustard, the last of the blossoms before the scorching summer starts, ultimately grows into an important cash crop.
It all starts with the farmers sowing Mustard seeds in November and the crop is ready on May end. After harvest, pure oil and cattle fodder is then extracted from the crop.
Afterwards, the farmer uses up the land again and by the first week of June, starts the paddy cultivation.