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Gold rallies Rs 455, silver jumps Rs 894

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New Delhi: Gold prices rallied by Rs 455 to Rs 46,987 per 10 gram in the national capital on Thursday following firm trends in global markets, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 46,532 per 10 gram. Silver also jumped Rs 894 to Rs 61,926 per kg from Rs 61,032 per kg in the previous trade. In the international market, gold was trading higher at USD 1,795 per ounce and silver was flat at USD 23.20 per ounce. “Gold prices traded higher with spot gold prices at COMEX trading 0.12 per cent up at USD 1,795 per ounce on Thursday. Gold prices held firm trading range supported by weaker dollar and inflation worries,” according to HDFC Securities, Senior Analyst (Commodities), Tapan Patel —PTI Press Trust of Indiakashmirreader.com

Doubling area under oilseed cultivation

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Advisor Khan takes stock of the progress made during the valley wide campaign SRINAGAR: On the second day of Agriculture Department’s massive campaign under “National Mission on Edible Oils” to double the area under oilseeds, (Mustard), Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today chaired a meeting to take stock of the progress made during this massive drive. Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan said that the Government is determined to give thrust to the agriculture sector to boost the production and to improve the socio economic status of the farmers of UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Pertinent to mention this valley wide drive to double the area under oilseed is being supervised and monitored by Advisor Farooq Khan. Advisor Khan reiterated the need for maximizing the reach of different ...

Drying of vegetables begins in Kashmir for long winter ahead

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BUDGAM: With farmers having started the harvest in their paddy fields, and fruit growers picking apples from the trees in their orchards, the women in Kashmir’s villages have also started the traditional process of drying vegetables for the winters. I various villages of Budgam district, women can be seen drying vegetables in the sun. Kashmir Reader talked to some of the women, who said that from the month of May every year they start cultivating vegetables in their gardens, through which they earn an income through the summer and towards the end of autumn, ready dried vegetables for winter sales and consumption. “Most of these vegetables which have to be cut into various shapes for drying are for use during the winters. They are useful when rates of vegetables coming from outside the regi...

Agri Dept Kmr launches valley-wide campaign to double area under Oilseeds

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SRINAGAR: To realize the Prime Minister’s goal of doubling the farmers income by 2022, the Department of Agriculture Kashmir today launched a two day massive campaign under ‘National Mission on Edible Oils’ for doubling the area under Oilseeds (Mustard) during Rabi 2021-22. The campaign was initiated by Director Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal from Srinagar district and a series of events including field visits, participation in Oilseed sowing operations, awareness programs for farmers and interactive sessions with the farmers, bike and car rallies were also organized by the department across the valley. After formally inaugurating the mass campaign, the Director Agriculture said that AP&FWD under the supervision of Principal Secretary AP&FWD, Navin Kumar Choudhary ha...

Faculty of Fisheries SKUAST-K students begin ‘Rural Exploration Training Programme’ to Ladakh

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SRINAGAR: To benefit students from the indigenous traditional knowledge and grassroots innovations, SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir commenced seven-days ‘Rural Exploration Training Programme’ to Ladakh for Faculty of Fisheries students. The programme is organised by the University’s Faculty of Fisheries under the World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for the institutional development of the SKUAST-K. Dean, Faculty of Fisheries, in her message said that such events will help in shaping the students by exposing them to far-flung areas, where agriculture is the mainstay. She said, alongside modern techniques and knowledge, students must be aware of these age-old practices, which are environmentally friendly and sustainable...

Farmers’ training program held at Assar

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DODA: Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Doda today organised a training program under soil Health card scheme (NMSA) here at Ramgarh area of Block Assar. The Programme was organised under the guidance of Chief Agriculture Officer, Anil Gupta and overall supervision of Director Agriculture Jammu K K Sharma. DDC Councilor Assar, Rekha Devi presided over the function, while District Agriculture officer Haroon Hussain was guest of honour on the occasion. Around 70 farmers of Ramgarh and adjoining areas attended the programme. The Chief Guest DDC Assar Rekha Devi advised the farmers to take maximum benefits from government schemes as it is the only sector which can help them earn their livelihood. District Agriculture officer, Haroon Hussain gave a detailed lecture on the importance...

KVIB organises one day buyer-seller meet at Anantnag

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ANANTNAG: The J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (J&K KVIB) today organised a one day buyer-seller meet at Common Facility Centre of Martand Crewel and Chain Stitch Embroidery Cluster, Ranipora, Anantnag. The event was attended by Atul Kumar, Secretary/CEO J&K KVIB, Rashid Ah. Qadri, Dy CEO, J&K KVIB, officials from district administration and a large number of participants, buyers and artisans from Anantnag and adjoining areas. On the occasion, the artisans displayed a plethora of handmade items that were available for sale including pillow covers, wall hangings, etc. Speaking at the event, the Secretary, J&K KVIB said that the aim of conducting such programs is to motivate the artisans for furthering local manufacturing of such products and to better their marketi...

Rashid’s roof becomes a shining light for organic farmers in Shopian

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Agriculture dept provides seeds of high-yielding vegetables, trial of saffron now on Shopian: To overcome the problem of vegetables getting contaminated by chemical fertilisers, pesticides and fungicides, a 52-year-old Shopian man has come up with the innovative idea of growing vegetables on the terrace of his single-storey house. Haroon Rashid, 55, a resident of Vehil village, some five kilometers from Shopian town, is growing vegetables on the rooftop of his house for the past five years. He said that the organic vegetables have helped him earn Rs 1.5 lakh during these five years. Rashid said that all the vegetables on his roof are grown with organic methods without use of any fertiliser or pesticide. “We only use the wastes of poultry and in use the vegetable wastes to rear poultry,” he...

Govt asks CIL to raise coal supply to power plants during Puja, augment it further after Oct 20

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New Delhi: The government has asked state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) to augment the coal supply to power producers to 1.55-1.6 million tonnes (MT) per day around the Durga Puja period, and to further scale it to 1.7 MT per day after October 20, according to a source. The development assumes significance in the wake of the country’s power plants grappling with coal shortages in the country at a time when the festival season has already begun. “Yesterday (Monday), there was a meeting in Delhi and Coal India was asked to do (supply of) 1.55-1.6 million tonnes (of coal to power sector) per day around Puja time; and after October 20, the public sector undertaking is supposed to do 1.7 MT per day,” the source privy to the development said. The coal dispatches by CIL to the power sector on Monday...

I&C Deptt hosts Interaction of Jammu Industrialists with Northern Railways Business Development Unit

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JAMMU: Directorate Industries & Commerce Jammu organised an interactive session between the Business Development Unit (Firozpur Division) of Northern Railways and leading industrialists of Jammu Division. The session was held on the directions of Principal Secretary to Government, Industries and Commerce Department, J&K Government, Ranjan Thakur, and under the guidance of Director Industries & Commerce Jammu, Anoo Malhotra. Unit holders involved in manufacturing of Copper, Cement, Steel, Fertilizers, Heavy Engineering equipment, pharmaceuticals and others involved in transportation of raw materials/finished goods to long distances attended the session. Senior Divisional Operations Manager, Northern Railways (Ferozepur Division) Naveen Kumar Jha, gave an overview of Indian Railw...