Initiatives underway to revive Textiles sector in the State

Initiatives underway to revive Textiles sector in the State

SRINAGAR: The Industries and Commerce Department has successfully pitched for several initiatives and investments aimed at reviving and boosting the textiles sector in the State. One of them is the modernization of the once famed Silk Factory at Raj Bagh in Srinagar being upgraded with replacement of 44 looms, commissioning of finishing plant, boiler and […]

Govt adopting novel method to increase horticulture output: Minister

Govt adopting novel method to increase horticulture output: Minister

SRINAGAR: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari, Sunday stressed on holistic planning for improving quality and Horticulture produce besides developing High Density Plant Nurseries across the State. The Minister said this while chairing a meeting of Horticulture officials to review utilization of funds under various development programs, including National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development […]

Director Agri interacts with farmers at Suchetgarh, Dherian

Director Agri interacts with farmers at Suchetgarh, Dherian

JAMMU: To reach out to the farmers, Director Agriculture Jammu, Hari Krishan Razdan today visited various farmers fields and demonstration sites of Vegetables and Basmati Rice at Badyal Brahmna, Dherian, Baspur, Krotana, Bidhipur Jattan and Suchetgarh villages of R. S. Pura Sub-Division. The Director was accompanied by Deputy Director Agriculture (Central), Jammu C. M. Sharma, […]

Govt determined to plug ration pilferage at all levels: Minister

Govt determined to plug ration pilferage at all levels: Minister

UDHAMPUR: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies (FCS&CA) and Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali Saturday said that Government was determined to plug pilferage of food grain and for this a foolproof surveillance mechanism has been put in place at all levels through technology intervention as well as manual watch. The Minister was speaking at […]

Safa Valley apartment to be ‘ready by March’

Safa Valley apartment to be ‘ready by March’

SRINAGAR: Eyeing to establish international standards in housing, real estate firm 8 Boundaries Builders is set to complete their first housing project, Safa Valley, in the state by March. “We have already completed 75 percent of construction which started in 2015 and we are likely to complete this project by the end of this year […]

‘Tourism infra to be upgrading in Reasi’

‘Tourism infra to be upgrading in Reasi’

REASI: Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi on Saturday said that government is making concerted efforts to improve tourism infrastructure in Reasi to tap its pilgrimage and heritage tourism potential. The Minister was interacting with the locals during her visit to various tourist spots of the […]

Govt extends GST return filing date to August 25

Govt extends GST return filing date to August 25

New Delhi: The government on Saturday extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush. Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end tomorrow, which […]

NPA fight: RBI promises new package to shore up banks’ capital

NPA fight: RBI promises new package to shore up banks’ capital

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank and the government will come up with a recapitalisation package for state-run banks, which have been hit by higher provisioning for mounting bad loans, RBI Governor Urjit Patel said here today. System level non-performing assets (NPAs) have crossed the level of sanity and banks will have to take bigger haircuts as […]

Apiary can generate 50000 jobs: Agri min

Apiary can generate 50000 jobs: Agri min

SRINAGAR: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Friday said that Apiary (beekeeping) can become a vibrant source of employment and income-generation in the State and has a potential of generating around 50,000 jobs. The Minister was speaking after inaugurating 2-day exhibition cum honey trade mela organized by SKUAST (K) on the ‘World Honey Bee […]