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Director Horticulture Jammu launches Monsoon plantation drive in Rajouri

Director Horticulture Jammu launches Monsoon plantation drive in Rajouri

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RAJOURI: Director Horticulture Jammu, Ram Savak, conducted an extensive tour of the Rajouri district where he kicks started the Monsoon plantation drive in the Horticulture Zones of Sunderbani and Nowshera as a part of the celebration of Horticulture Week. He stressed upon the people to come forward for planting high-density mango plants for which a good incentive is being provided and as a part of this scheme, Horticulture department is providing commercial mango varieties like Kessar & Alfanso in the village Pelli of Zone Sunderbani & Rajal of Zone Nowshera. While interacting with the participants, the Director emphasized that last year the department enhanced the incentive for strawberry cultivation to Rs. 0.13 lakh per Kanal and advised them to go for diversified farming to get...
Artists enthrall audience at Kashmir Haat, exhibit mesmerizing performances

Artists enthrall audience at Kashmir Haat, exhibit mesmerizing performances

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SRINAGAR: The ongoing Handicrafts & Handlooms (H&H) Craft Mela 2021, which started on the 10th of this month at Kashmir Haat, is attracting more and more crowded as a large number of people turned to the exhibition on Sunday evening. During the exhibition, artists apart from Information Department including Athar Balpuri, Ghulam Mohammad Anzwali, Mohi-ud-Din Khanday, Wasim Khan, a young singer from the Sufi Mystics group mesmerized audience with Sufi Kalam, while as Gul Javed performed traditional Kashmiri songs. The handicrafts including carpets, Pashmina and Kani shawls, Paper mache, Chain stitch, men’s and women’s handmade clothing, willow wicker and other products are the center of attraction of buyers in the Mela. Besides, various food and beverage stalls setup inside the Kash...
Small businesses to launch over 2,400 products for Prime Day’21: Amazon India

Small businesses to launch over 2,400 products for Prime Day’21: Amazon India

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New Delhi: Amazon India on Sunday said over 100 small and medium Businesses (SMBs) including startups, women entrepreneurs, artisans and weavers are launching more than 2,400 new products across various categories for Prime Day. Amazon will host its flagship sale event, Prime Day in India on July 26-27. “…over 100 SMBs including startups and brands, women entrepreneurs, artisans and weavers are launching more than 2,400 new products across categories like home and kitchen, fashion, beauty, jewellery, stationery, lawn and garden, grocery, and electronics,” a statement said. Over 75,000 ‘Local Shops on Amazon’ sellers from more than 450 cities will make their Prime Day debut in India, it added. “In continuation of our efforts to empower small businesses to bounce back, we are dedicating this...
Rural Exploration Visit by SKUAST Agricultural students to Gurez concludes

Rural Exploration Visit by SKUAST Agricultural students to Gurez concludes

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SRINAGAR: The Rural Exploration Visit by Agricultural students of SKUAST- Kashmir Wadura to Gurez was held recently. Students study tour was organized by the Faculty of Agriculture in collaboration with NAHEP, SKUAST-K, and was led by Prof. Tariq Raja, Dr. Iqbal Makhdoomi and Dr. Ajaz Qureshi. More than Fifty students were distributed in four groups to visit and explore different villages in Gurez valley and they later submitted a detailed report to the team manager, Qureshi, Students Welfare Officer of the faculty. Trophies were distributed among the winners in a Prize Distribution Ceremony for different events. On the last day of the tour, a cleanliness drive at MARS&ES farm Izmargm and the adjacent areas was also held to make sure to keep the environment clean and green. The visit w...
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...