News Topic:J&K Department of Horticulture

Kashmiri farmers embrace exotic apple varieties

A remarkable trend is unfolding in Kashmir with farmers and horticulturists embracing exotic apple plant varieties over traditional ones.

Government appoints new Directors and Principal Secretary in J-K

J&K Government has announced the appointment of Chaman Lal Sharma as Director of Horticulture for Jammu and Zahoor Ahmad Bhat as Director of Horticulture for Kashmir.

Why Kashmiri farmers switch from paddy to horticulture?

The conversion from agriculture to horticulture has one simple reason as fruits bring more money to farmers than rice.

Almond industry on the verge of decline in Pulwama

In Pulwama district, where apples and other fruits are cultivated on a large scale, there are thousands of canals in the district where only almonds are cultivated.

Horticulture Department issues advisory for Kashmir orchardists

Horticulture Department Kashmir issued an advisory for the orchardists in order to prevent any damage to the fruit trees due to possible heavy rains and snowfall.

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 walnut industry gasping for breath

Kashmir’s walnut is gasping for breath as the intrusion of the Californian walnut breed in Indian cities has cast a shadow on the indigenous produce.

Fruit Mandi Pulwama lacks basic facilities

Despite Pulwama being a hub of vegetable and fruit production in Kashmir, the Fruit Mandi Pulwama lacks basic facilities, causing immense hardships to traders.

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Driver held as Pulwama Police solves hit-and-run case

In a swift response to a tragic hit-and-run incident, Pulwama Police have successfully apprehended the driver responsible for the accident and seized the involved vehicle.
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Cop dies of cardiac arrest in Rajouri

A policeman died of cardiac arrest in Rajouri district of Jammu division on Friday.

J&K Apni Party suspends Mudasir Aziz

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party on Friday ordered suspension of party member Mudasir Aziz from all roles and responsibilities of the party.

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Kashmiris speak out as Valley witnesses first major polls after Article 370 abrogation

In a significant electoral moment, Kashmir witnessed its first major polls after the abrogation of Article 370, with hopeful residents expressing their aspirations.

Kashmir political leaders accuse authorities of arresting their workers

J&K political leaders, including Sajjad Gani Lone and Altaf Bukhari, have raised concerns over the arrest and harassment of workers ahead of the polls.