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Pulwama: The Jammu and Kashmir’s department of Horticulture on Saturday organized a daylong awareness camp at Rahmoo village of Pulwama in south Kashmir. Dozens of farmers, orchardists participated in the event and put forth problems faced by them regarding Horticulture which were addressed on the spot. The orchardists were also informed about the remedial measures to be taken in future in order to safeguard the Almond trees and other fruit trees in the district. Besides…

After incurring huge losses in the past two years, the horticulture industry is now facing the threat of big rodents that peel the bark of fruit trees and leave them dead. Known as the backbone of the economy of Kashmir, the horticulture industry was hit hard by early snowfall, clampdown after the abrogation of 370, COVID-19 lockdown and supply of Iranian apple via Afghanistan. Now, porcupines have wreaked havoc on orchards and fields in different…

Writing to Sitharaman, Kejriwal bore no fruits, planning to meet PM in coming days: Fruit Growers Srinagar: The Illegal import of Iranian apple continues to affect the selling rates of Kashmiri apple in Indian markets, and fruit growers are now planning to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter. Chairman, Kashmir Valley Fruit Growers cum Dealers Union Bashir Ahmad said that the import of Iranian apple via Afghanistan continues to affect Kashmir…

After losing her ‘fruitful’ home to war, an Iranian woman landed in a conflict zone as a bride of a Kashmiri medico. Although the move proved proverbial—out of the frying pan into the fire—years later, her fruits of labour have become her brand new identity. Quince apple boughs and grape vines exuded a sweet fragrance when Parvin Mojabari took a trip down memory lane. It was a late summer day of 2020 and she was…

Gets ‘Award of Excellence’ in “International Workshop on Value Addition & Agro Processing” Srinagar: Horticulture being the core sector of agriculture is considered as the backbone of JK economy contributing over 8 per cent towards Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of JK besides generating employment avenues for the young generation. The official data reveals that in Kashmir division 700,000 farming families consisting of 35 lakh souls are directly and indirectly associated with this Sector. To give…

Srinagar: In an important step towards the promotion of horticulture produce of Jammu and Kashmir and to take it to the global market, the JK administration on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED), the apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India. The MoU with NAFED is seen as a game-changer for the horticulture sector in Jammu and Kashmir. High-density plantation…

Sopore: Dozens of traders from Fruit Mandi Sopore staged a protest at Asia’s second largest Fruit Mandi in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday against the authorities for allegedly stopping their fruit-laden trucks along the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The protesters said that they are suffering heavy losses due to the alleged stoppage of fruit laden trucks along the highway. The protesters said that the continuous stoppage of hundreds of fruit laden trucks loaded from this mandi by…