Use fertilisers 15 days before flowering: Expert to orchardists

Use fertilisers 15 days before flowering: Expert to orchardists

SHOPIAN: As the spring season has begun, expert from SKUAST has advised orchardists to use fertilizers fifteen days before flowering. Kashmir Reader spoke to senior SKAUST scientist, Dr Muntaz to know what orchardists have to do during rainy season and how to mix fertilisers. He said that in low lying areas, if the rainfall continued […]

Spring a season of danger in Kashmir as pesticides fly about

Use safety gear, keep away pregnant women and children from chemical sprays and fertilisers, advise doctors

Spring a season of danger in Kashmir as pesticides fly about

SHOPIAN: Come spring and farmers in Kashmir begin the spraying of pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides, besides mixing the soil with chemical fertilisers, in expectation of a bumper crop and to keep plant diseases at bay. Very few of them, however, take safety measures to save themselves from the toxic effect of these sprays and chemicals. […]

Kashmir’s famed Kala Zeera ‘re-discovered’ in wild after 18 years

Team of scientists based at Pampore elated at find, say saffron farmers should grow it in their fields

Shopian: A group of scientists who run the Saffron Research Centre at Pampore have rediscovered the famed Kala Zeera or Shahi Zeera (Bonium persicum) in Kashmir after eighteen years of work on the project. Dr Ghulam Hassan Pir was among the scientists deputed for the project and he spoke to Kashmir Reader about the importance […]

Dairy farming reviewed in Shopian by educated youth

SHOPIAN: Educated youth in Shopian are reviewing dairy farming despite this sector showing decline in Kashmir. Official data reveal that qualified youth like MBA, M.Tech pass outs have started their dairy farming. Syed Tanveer, a resident of Nazneenpora village owns dairy farm. Tanveer is educated and said he chooses this trade as it fetches him […]

Power cuts at SIDCO Pulwama hurting business activities

Power cuts at SIDCO Pulwama hurting business activities

SHOPIAN: Long power cuts is taking heavy tool on businesses in Pulwama, forcing industry owners to used diesel and petrol generators at Industrial growth centre (SIDCO) Lasipora Pulwama. Industrialists based in the estate told Kashmir Reader that the power cuts since December last year is hurting their business. They said that 24×7 services promised to […]

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao banners hang like a mockery at girls’ school in Shopian

Shopian: Despite having more than a hundred students, the government school at Hirpora village in Shopian district lacks almost all facilities, be it classrooms, fence wall, or adequate number of teachers. According to locals, this government girls’ upper primary school was established in 1970s but due to the lackadaisical attitude of authorities, the students of […]

Shopian livestock farmers accuse pharmacists of cheating

SHOPIAN: Livestock farmers in Shopian have accused veterinary pharmacists of cheating them, saying they are selling alternate medicine which is not prescribed by doctors. They said that many of such pharmacists avoid the doctor’s prescription and give medicine according to their own wishes. A dairy farmer told Kashmir Reader that when he got prescription from […]

The wounds that never heal

Kashmir’s first acid attack was not on a woman, but on a man whose ruined life has seen no restoration

Pulwama: Gulzar Ahmad Mir of Ratnipora village has been living in the care of his brother’s family since the evening of May 30, 2002, when he went out for a stroll on a village street and three men came and splashed his face with acid. The acid destroyed both his eyes and right ear and […]

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