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DDC Pulwama hands over 40 vehicles to beneficiaries under ‘Mumkin’

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PULWAMA: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Pulwama, Baseer Ul Haq Chowdhary who is also the Chairman of DLIC today handed over 40 vehicles to the beneficiaries under Customised Livelihood Generation, Mumkin Scheme, at Women’s College Pulwama, here. Beneficiaries hailing from different areas of the district have been allotted the vehicles. Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that ‘Mumkin’ is a livelihood generation scheme for eligible unemployed youth wherein they get light commercial vehicles under subsidized norms. And a number of such self-employment schemes are being implemented in the district, he added. Chowdhary impressed upon the concerned officers to bring more progressive youth under the ambit of the scheme by generating requisite awareness among them. He also appeale...

MoS Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Visits Fruit & Vegetable Mandi Agler Shopian

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Shopian: The Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary who was on two day visit to Shopian visited Fruit & Vegetable Mandi Agler Shopian and interacted with the Fruit Growers Association, Progressive Orchardists and farmers today. Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya, SSP, Amritpaul Singh, Director Marketing & Planning, Vishesh Mahajin, Additional Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Mushtaq Ahmed Simnani and other senior officers were present on the occasion. The representative of Fruit Growers Association put forth some issues and demands which include Flood Protection Wall, National Highway Status for Fruit Mandi etc. The Minister was apprised that the Mandi provides employment at least to 10000 unemployed youth but the need of the hou...

Department of horticulture holds two day Apple Festival

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SRINAGAR: A two day Apple Festival was organized by the Department of Horticulture, Kashmir at SKICC Srinagar here. The festival was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor, J&K Manoj Sinha and Kailash Choudhary, MOS, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Government of India was the guest of honour. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GOI virtually addressed the audience. Navin Kumar Chaudhary, Principal Secretary to Government, Horticulture Department, J&K, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, HODs of various departments and Vice Chairperson, KVIB, Dr. HinaShafi Bhat participated in the Festival. The main highlights of the festival were : • Buyer seller meet • Exhibition of local and exotic fruits especially Apple Varieties. • Exhibition of high density pla...

Workshop on Color, Trend in Wool held at B’pora

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BANDIPORA: The Department of Handicrafts and Handloom Bandipora on Friday organised a workshop in collaboration with a US based organisation regarding color and modern trends in wool. The workshop was conducted by a U.S based agency Creative Learning Inc. Aid to Artisans (ATA) in collaboration with Project Implementation Unit (PIU) – Industries & Commerce Department (I&CD) and Assistant Director Handicrafts & Handloom Bandipora with the artisans of JTFRP Wool Cluster Bandipora. The Color and Trend experts gave a detailed presentation on Trends and importance of Color in the international market. Experts also briefed on the latest lifestyle product collection in Tweed and Kani Weaving. The workshop was attended by 50 artisans. Assistant Director Handicrafts & Handloom Parvai...

SKUAST-K Faculty of Forestry Benhama Ganderbal, holds programme on bat willow cultivation

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SRINAGAR: One day Brainstorming Session on “Cricket Bat Willow cultivation in Kashmir : Prospectus and Entrepreneurship opportunities for wood based industries” was conducted at Faculty of Forestry, Benhama-Watlar, Ganderbal, SKUAST-K today on 29th October, 2021. The Chief guest of the occasion was Prof.(Dr.) J.P.Sharma, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K and the guest of Honour was Mohit Gera (IFS), Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) & HOFF and Chairman Biodiversity Conservation, J & K Forest department, government of Jammu and Kashmir. Professor T.H.Masoodi, Dean Faculty of Forestry, welcomed the Dignitaries and guests on the occasion. Dr Javaid A Mugloo, Organizing Secretary appraised the audience and gave a brief introduction of the programme and highlighted the importance of...

MoS for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Visits Shopian, E-inaugurates various projects

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SHOPIAN: The Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Kailash Choudhary today visited Shopian district as part of the Union Government’s ongoing Public outreach programme. The Minister e-inaugurated 100 bedded Girls Hostel Zainapora constructed at the cost of Rs 306.34 lakhs under RMSA by R&B Division Shopian. He also inaugurated Double storeyed NTPC Takya Imamsahib coming up at an estimated cost of Rs.234.38 lakh under PMDP and laid the-foundation stone of Transit accommodation for Tribal population being constructed at cost of Rs.350 lakhs. On the occasion, the Minister said that the Central Government is committed to improve the agriculture sector of Jammu and Kashmir and suggested the use of latest technology to increase agricultural productivity. He said a...

India, ADB sign USD 251 mn loan for urban flood management in Chennai

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New Delhi: India and multilateral lending agency ADB on Thursday signed a USD 251 million loan for strengthening the resilience of Chennai city to floods. “The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a USD 251 million loan for climate-resilient, integrated urban flood protection and management in the Chennai-Kosasthalaiyar basin to strengthen the resilience of Chennai city to floods,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement. Department of Economic Affairs Additional Secretary Rajat Kumar Mishra and ADB India Resident Mission Country Director Takeo Konishi signed the pact. Mishra said that the project interventions will help reduce the vulnerability of Chennai Kosasthalaiyar basin residents to frequent floods, which have in recent years destroyed property and ...

Facebook, Google, Twitter face grilling by UK lawmakers

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London: British lawmakers are set to grill Facebook and other tech giants Thursday over how they handle online safety as European efforts to regulate social media companies gain momentum. Representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok will be questioned by members of a parliamentary committee scrutinizing the British government’s draft online safety legislation. Governments on both sides of the Atlantic want tougher rules aimed at protecting social media users, especially younger ones, but the United Kingdom’s efforts are much further along. U.K. lawmakers are questioning researchers, journalists, tech executives and other experts for a report to the government on how to improve the final version of the online safety bill. The hearing comes the same week YouTube, TikTok and Snap...

Sitharaman to attend G-20 joint finance, health ministers meet in Rome

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will attend the G-20 joint Finance and Health Ministers meeting in Rome on October 29, which among other things will discuss COVID pandemic prevention and response. Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman embarks on an official visit to attend #G20 Joint Finance & Health Ministers meeting in #Rome to discuss measures to strengthen #COVID19 #PandemicPrevention, #preparedness & #response. The meeting precedes #G20RomeSummit, the Finance Ministry tweeted. Finance and health ministers will discuss how to keep momentum in response to the pandemic and build on further coordination arrangements between the ministries. On October 29, G20 Finance and Health Ministers will gather in Rome for their first joint meeting under the Italian G20 Presi...

Airtel CE cautions against against Cyber frauds

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Urges customers to remain vigilant during online transactions, fake UPI handles Srinagar: Airtel CEO, Gopal Vittal, has cautioned customers upon the rising cases of cyber frauds which has become frequent due to surge in online transactions in the post Covid era. In an email outreach to subscribers, Gopal Vittal has urged users to remain vigilant about the calls made to the by cyber-fraudsters posing as an Airtel executive on the pretext of updating his Know Your Customer (KYC) form and duping them. He has also elaborated upon the common instances of fraud like Fake UPI handles/website and Fake OTPs and listed down the precautions, every customer should take in order to safeguard themselves from the fraudsters. His letter further elaborates upon the modus operandi for fake UPI handles/websi...