News Topic:Agriculture

Land under horticulture increases 400% since 1975 in J-K

Farmers in J&K have been switching from paddy farming as the Union Territory has witnessed over 400 per cent increase in the area under horticulture since 1975.

Kashmir’s paddy land hit by irrigation shortage: Officials

Agriculture sector in Kashmir was affected by climate change as 25 per cent of paddy land remained without a crop this year.

CS approves implementation of crop insurance schemes in J-K

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta on Tuesday convened a meeting of State Level Coordination Committee on Crop Insurance (SLCCCI).

Deficient Rainfall: Experts formulate advisory for agriculture, horticulture in J-K

In wake of the deficient rainfall across Jammu and Kashmir in the past over one month, the experts here have suggested the farmers take all the necessary steps.

Fake pesticides seized in Pulwama

The enforcement wing of south Kashmir seized fake pesticides, amounting to approximately Rs 700000, from the premises of Shaheen Enterprises Pulwama.

J-K’s agriculture land can be transferred for public purposes: MHA

Ministry of Home Affairs said that J-K Govt can allow transfer of agricultural land for public purposes such as education and healthcare.

Hailstorm damages fruit, vegetable crop in Kulgam villages

Hailstorm wreaked havoc to orchards in several villages of south Kashmir's Kulgam district, officials and locals said on Friday.

Market checking against substandard pesticides intensified in Pulwama

A market checking drive was organized by the south Kashmir's Law Enforcement Department in Pulwama district on Saturday.

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Mehbooba Mufti vacates Gupkar residence

Former chief minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehboob Mufti vacated her Gupkar residence on Monday and shifted to a private house.
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Father-son duo among 4 killed in Udhampur road mishap

A father-son duo was among four people killed in a road accident that took place near Chenani area of Udhampur district on Monday morning.

Two IEDs diffused by security forces in Kulgam

Security forces on Saturday averted a major tragedy by detecting and subsequently diffusing two IEDs planted by militants in Frisal area of Kulgam district.

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Eventful National Sports Day in Pulwama

On the eve of National Sports Day, different functions were on Monday organized by the Youth Services and Sports Department in Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Pulwama hosts Mehfil-e-Mushaira in Sufi poet Soch Kral’s memory

A poetry event 'Mehfil-e-Mushaira' was organised in south Kashmir's Pulwama district by Coffee & Kalam, Kashmakash Trust Pulwama and Qalamkaar Kashmir.