New horticulture policy to build strong foundation for horticulture: Minister

New horticulture policy to build strong foundation for horticulture: Minister

JAMMU: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari on Tuesday directed officers to draft a comprehensive plan for fruit nurseries detailing parameters for functioning, operational guidelines, management to ensure maximum benefit to fruit growers and farmers. The minister said this while addressing a group of farmers from Akhnoor and Chamb area at an event organised […]

Dry spell takes toll on apple harvest in south Kashmir

Dry spell takes toll on apple harvest in south Kashmir

Shopian: The prevailing dry spell in Kashmir coupled with piercing sunshine is likely to take a heavy toll on apple production and its marketing in the south Kashmir districts. The peculiar climatic condition has already expedited harvesting ahead of its schedule. Orchardists say that the southern districts of Kashmir are bracing with an imminent crisis […]

Horticulture Policy: Secy horticulture chairs interactive meet of expert committee, stakeholders

Horticulture Policy: Secy horticulture chairs interactive meet of expert committee, stakeholders

SRINAGAR: An interactive meeting of expert committee members constituted for drafting/formulation of Horticulture Policy for Jammu and Kashmir State and stakeholders including fruit growers, nursery owners, processers, traders, controlled atmosphere (CA) store owners was held under the chairmanship of Secretary Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Lone, here on Saturday. The interaction session was also attended by the […]

High freight and underhand market commissions jolt south Kashmir fruit growers

High freight and underhand market commissions jolt south Kashmir fruit growers

Pulwama: Fruit growers and orchardists in south Kashmir are decrying the rise in freight charges on apple boxes, compelling the growers to pay a 10-15 percent commission per box. The Horticulture Minister’s intervention has been sought to resolve their woes, failing which the Fruit Growers and Zamindar Association (FGZA) says it will hit the streets […]

Netherlands to assist JK in developing hi-tech horticulture infrastructure

Netherlands to assist JK in developing hi-tech horticulture infrastructure

SRINAGAR: The Ambassador of the Netherlands, Alphonsus Stoelinga, on Tuesday inspected demonstration projects of High Density Apple orchards established by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir in collaboration with companies from Netherlands, The projects have been established under International Business Programme of the Netherlands Government to showcase the advanced technology and high […]

JK to build 1.25 lakh boxes cold storage facility at Kolkata

JK to build 1.25 lakh boxes cold storage facility at Kolkata

Horticulture industry to change the fortunes of farmers: Bukhari Stresses on export oriented development of horticulture sector SRINAGAR: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari on Saturday said that the government is working on infusing modern technology in horticulture sector to make it competitive in export markets. The minister said this during his extensive tour to […]

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