News Topic:Saffron

Centre notes drastic decline in saffron production in J-K

The Centre on Tuesday said that the production of saffron has declined by over 67 per cent from 2010 to 2024.

Saffron growers in Pulwama express concern over porcupine menace

Saffron growers in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are worried as porcupines continue to damage their saffron corms.

Kishtwar Saffron receives coveted Geographical Indication Tag

Kishtwar saffron, which is cultivated and harvested in the higher reaches, has been given the Geographical Indication tag by Geographical Indications Registry.

Wild tulips of Pampore Karewas attract huge rush of people

Wild tulips in Karewas of the saffron town of Pampore are attracting hundreds of tourists and locals.

Kashmir produces highest saffron in 27 years

Kashmir has recorded 16 metric tonnes of saffron in 2022 which is the highest in the last 27 years.

Tourism Department organizes saffron festival at Pampore

The Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir on Tuesday organized a saffron festival in Karewas of Pampore.

Growers worried as saffron fields, produce shrinks

Pampore is witnessing an uptick in constructions in saffron fields, causing a decline in saffron production as well as shrinking land for the prized spice.

Saffron harvesting in Kashmir

Misty morning in November, and the air is redolent with the fragrance of Crocus sativus, the flower producing the precious spice of saffron.

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Plight of Contractual Lecturers: Concerns raised over remuneration, classwork in GDC Women Pulwama

In Pulwama district lies the GDC Women Pulwama, where the tranquility of academia is now disrupted by the unrest among its contractual lecturers.
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PDP’s roadshow kicks off Lok Sabha campaign in J-K

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) launched its election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir with a vibrant road show on Tuesday.

LS Polls: ECI cracks down on money power in J-K

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday stated that in its crackdown on money power, it has seized cash, liquor, drugs and freebies worth Rs 4 crores in J&K.

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PDP’s roadshow kicks off Lok Sabha campaign in J-K

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) launched its election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir with a vibrant road show on Tuesday.

Jaundice outbreak in Pulwama village prompts official investigation

Concerns escalate in the village of Bellow Dergund, Rajpora area of Pulwama, as health officials investigate a surge in jaundice cases, particularly among children.