Kashmiri apples struggle with low market rates, high storage charges

Kashmiri apples struggle with low market rates, high storage charges

Shopian: Though over 50 truckloads carrying about fifty-thousand apple boxes are still being transported to different markets of India, the season of cold storage has started in Kashmir, but on a dismal note, with rates of Kashmiri apples 40 percent less than rates of last year. In spite of the Covid lockdown last year in […]

Militant killed in Awantipora encounter: Police

Militant killed in Awantipora encounter: Police

Shopian: A militant was killed in an encounter with government forces at Nambal area of Awantipora in Pulwama district. A cordon and search operation in the area was launched by a joint team of government forces including 42 Rashtriya Rifles of army, central reserve police force and police in the area after inputs about the […]

Farmers’ collective scripts a success story, but is hampered by lack of storage facilities

Farmers’ collective scripts a success story, but is hampered by lack of storage facilities

Shopian: Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) is a potential game changer for both horticulture and agriculture farmers in Kashmir, provided storage facilities and comprehensive marketing arrangements are in place for the local produce, so that farmers are able to sell and store their produce on time. One such FPO based at Shadab-Kareva, Abshar Potato Seed Producers […]

Dairy farmers worry as milk rates decline due to supply outstripping demand

Dairy farmers worry as milk rates decline due to supply outstripping demand

Shopian: With more and more dairy farms being established after import of high-breed cows, which have increased the milk production manifold, the recent decline in tourist footfall, small number of non-local labourers, and weekend Covid lockdown has resulted in huge decline in both demand and rates of milk in Kashmir. Many dairy farmers told Kashmir […]

Militant killed in Shopian on day of 4 CASOs in district

Militant killed in Shopian on day of 4 CASOs in district

SHOPIAN: A militant was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with government forces in an orchard area between Nadigam and Nowpora villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. The slain militant was identified by police as Umar Ishfaq Malik aka Musa, son of Abdul Ahad Malik, a resident of Bongam locality in main town […]

Shopian operation called off as militants escape at night

Shopian operation called off as militants escape at night

Shopian: Militants gave the slip to government forces after a brief exchange of fire in which two army soldiers were injured at Cheki-Nowgam village in Shopian district on Wednesday evening. The village is situated some six kilometers away from district headquarters Shopian. The brief exchange of gunfire took place after a cordon and search operation […]

Two army soldiers injured in gunfight with militants trapped in Shopian encounter

Two army soldiers injured in gunfight with militants trapped in Shopian encounter

Shopian: A fierce gunfight is underway at Cheki-Nowgam village in Vehil area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Two army soldiers have sustained injuries during the initial exchange of fire with the militants. A cordon and search operation in the village was launched by a joint team of government forces including 44 Rashtriya Rifles of army, […]

Two militants killed in Shopian: Police

Two militants killed in Shopian: Police

Claim arrest of OGW in Awantipora Shopian: Two militants were killed in an hour-long gunfight at Kilbal area in Zaipora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday. According to police, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police, army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles and 178 Bn CRPF in Zaipora village after getting input about […]

Rates of Kashmiri apple head south in Delhi markets

Rates of Kashmiri apple head south in Delhi markets

Shopian: With every passing day, the rates of Kashmiri apple continue to plunge in Delhi and other Indian markets. The rates according to growers have come down from Rs 1300-1550 per box to Rs 600-900, particularly at Delhi’s Azadpur fruit and vegetables mandi. On Thursday, 250 truckloads of apple from Kashmir reached Azadpur Mandi, but […]