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Gurez Festival takes off to a colourful start

Gurez Festival takes off to a colourful start

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Govt. intends to develop it at par with other destinations: Div Com GUREZ: Jashne Gurez, the festival to showcase the Gurez valley for all its recreational and adventure potential took off to a colourful start here today. The festival was thrown open by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, P K Pole. Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmad and Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo, senior Police and Army officers, members of PRIs and a large number of tourists and local people were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir said the Government intends to develop Gurez at par with other tourist destinations in Kashmir. He said the Gurez valley has huge potential to attract tourists which needs to be fully exploited. The Divisional Commissi...
APEDA organized two day Training program at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi

APEDA organized two day Training program at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi

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Srinagar: A two days awareness program regarding NPOP and ISO- 17065 requirements was organized by The Agriculture and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) for the Officers and Officials of Agriculture and allied sectors at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi. During the concluding ceremony Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal highlighted the importance of organizing such awareness programs and said these programs are organized in order provide the employees of the Union Territory of JK, real time guidance regarding Organic Certification process. Director Agriculture said this program is being conducted with a vision to create awareness among the officials designated to work as organic certification body about the National Program for Organic Production (N...
SAC meetings of KVK Pulwama, Shopian held

SAC meetings of KVK Pulwama, Shopian held

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VC SKAUST-K visits Ambri Apple Research station Pahnoo. Srinagar: Vice Chancellor SKUAST-KProf. J. P. Sharma chaired the24th and9thscientific advisory committee meeting of KVK Pulwama and Shopian respectively on Thursday at KVK Shopian. Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension SKUAST-K was the guest of honour on the occasion. Director Research Prof Sarfarz Ahmad Wani was also present at the meeting. Representative scientists from Ambri Apple Research Station Pahnoo, scientists from both the Kendras, officials from line Departments, progressive farmers of Pulwama and Shopian attended the said meeting physically while Development Departments of District Pulwamaattended virtually to share their expertise and suggestions. The Vice Chancellor in his address congratulated both the KVKs f...
Centre releases Rs 75,000 crore to states as GST compensation

Centre releases Rs 75,000 crore to states as GST compensation

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New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it has released Rs 75,000 crore to the states and Union Territories to compensate them for the shortfall in GST revenue. The GST Council in its meeting on May 28 had decided that the central government would borrow Rs 1.59 lakh crore and release it to the states and UTs with the legislature on a back-to-back basis to meet the resource gap due to the short release of compensation on account of inadequate amount in the compensation fund. “Ministry of Finance has released today Rs 75,000 crore to the States and UTs with Legislature under the back-to-back loan facility in lieu of GST Compensation. This release is in addition to normal GST compensation being released every 2 months out of actual cess collection,” the ministry said in a statement. It fu...
Dir Agri Kashmir visits High Altitude Fodder Seed Production Station Kongwatten

Dir Agri Kashmir visits High Altitude Fodder Seed Production Station Kongwatten

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BUSINESS – Kashmir Reader Efforts are on to make SM Farms & FSPS of the Department as revenue and employment generating assets// Chowdhary Iqbal Kulgam: Director Agriculture, Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal visited one of the toughest terrain Fodder Seed Production Station Kongwatten, Kulgam which is situated at an altitude of 8400 ft above sea level. During the visit Director Agriculture took a thorough review of the working of the farm at different levels, enquired about different varieties of the fodder crops being cultivated at the farm and inspected various sections of the farm. Chowdhary Iqbal urged upon the employees working in the farm to adopt modern trends and techniques in the Farm. He directed the Manager SM Farm to ensure an increase in production of fodder seeds which i...
LG launches Horticulture Week at Jammu, aimed at doubling Farmers’ income

LG launches Horticulture Week at Jammu, aimed at doubling Farmers’ income

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BUSINESS – Kashmir Reader JAMMU: Continuing the Government’s endeavours to realize Prime Minister’s goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2022, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha launched the Horticulture Week by planting saplings at Akhnoor Wednesday. The Horticulture Week (14th – 20th July, 2021) in the UT shall focus on the broad contours of initiating massive Plantation Drives, taking objective steps in Nursery Development, promoting Mechanization among the farming community, Creation of Water Sources, Human Resource Development through training and strengthening the Post Harvest Management with the overall mission of doubling the farmers’ income in the Union Territory. The Lt Governor observed that the government has set an unprecedented target of planting 25 lakh high-density plan...
Sweets Shops in Kashmir awarded Hygiene Rating Certificate by FSSAI

Sweets Shops in Kashmir awarded Hygiene Rating Certificate by FSSAI

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BUSINESS – Kashmir Reader Commissioner, FDA asks FBOs to avail benefits of this Rating scheme SRINAGAR: Five Sweets Shops in Kashmir Division have been awarded Hygiene Rating Certificates by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The rating of these Food Business Operators (FBOs) was awarded after Third Party Audit was conducted by FSSAI approved Food Safety Audit Agency, in collaboration with Food & Drugs Administration (FDA), J&K, in the year 2020. Four Sweets Shops, AAR GEE Sweets, M/s Taj Bakers, M/s New Janta Bakery and M/s Shakti Sweets have been awarded with Excellent Compliance Rating, while as M/s New Mughal Darbar has been awarded with very Good Compliance Rating. Speaking on this occasion, Commissioner, FDA, J&K, Shakeel Ur Rehman, said that the ass...
28th Board of Studies meeting for FoA Wadura SKUAST held

28th Board of Studies meeting for FoA Wadura SKUAST held

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BUSINESS – Kashmir Reader Srinagar: The 28th Board of Studies meeting for Faculty of Agriculture was held at FoA, Wadura under the Chairmanship of Prof. A. H. Hakeem, Dean of the Faculty. The meeting was attended by Deans of various subject matter faculties, members of board of studies and other faculty members. Various agenda items related to Faculty of Agriculture were placed before the board for deliberations. At the outset, Chairman desired for improving of academic pursuits in such a way that quality human resource is produced, which is the need of the hour. The agenda Items of the meeting were presented by Dr. Mohammad Anwar Khan, Member Secretary which were deliberated upon and approved for consideration in the forth coming academic council meeting of SKUAST-Kashmir. After a long a...
JKSDM launches MIS for Skill Profiling

JKSDM launches MIS for Skill Profiling

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BUSINESS – Kashmir Reader Move aimed at greater employment opportunities, skill upgrades for youth : Dr Shahid Srinagar: Government has initiated the process for skill profiling, tracking of skilled youth for employment opportunities and working on soft skills for future requirements. Skill upgradation is a major outcome aimed under the new regime of Management Information System. In order to ensure effective monitoring, coordination and implementation of skill development programs the J&K Skill Development Mission has initiated the process of developing Management Information System(MIS) for which Expression of Interest (EOI) has been issued by the mission for engagement of consultancy of national repute. The introduction of MIS system will enhance the existing skill ecosystem and fo...
Dir Agri for motivating farmers to adopt scientific and latest farming techniques to enhance productivity

Dir Agri for motivating farmers to adopt scientific and latest farming techniques to enhance productivity

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BUSINESS – Kashmir Reader Srinagar: To discuss the performance, development and to set future targets and objectives under CAPEX and CSS, Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today Convened high level meetings of District Kulgam and District Shopian. The meeting held threadbare discussion on progress under Soil Health Card Schemes, latest status of KCC/PM-KISSAN/ PM-KMY Scheme, status of registration of new FPOs viz a viz submission of DPRs, status of Kharif crops 2021 and implementation of Road Map adopted for supply of quality pesticides in District Shopian and Kulgam. Speaking on the occasion Director Agriculture highlighted various initiatives taken by the department in promoting the Agriculture Sector. He asked the officers to take the farmers’ interest into consider...