Apple farmers go for early pruning to prevent snow damage

Apple farmers go for early pruning to prevent snow damage

Shopian: A premature snow last year has trigged early pruning of apple trees this year with many farmers starting to trim the trees post harvest to lower chances of any damages due to snow. The practice that usually started post leaf fall in months of December and January is being carried fervently by oarchdists early […]

Apples fetching lowest prices in decade

Apples fetching lowest prices in decade

Shopian: Alarm bells of heavy losses in horticulture sector are ringing loud this year again due to low rates for Kashmir apple in outside markets. Experts say that this year’s rates for apple are lowest in the decade, adding that last year the crop faced similar problems as large chunk of fruit rotted enroute to […]

School torched in Shopian

School torched in Shopian

Shopian: A government school designated as examination centre for class X board exams was torched by unknown persons on Friday night. Sources told Kashmir Reader that the government high school at Kundal village of Shopian sustained partial damages after the timely intervention of locals and fire fire-fighters who brought fire under control. Locals said that […]

12 years on, Shopian hospital in limbo

12 years on, Shopian hospital in limbo

SHOPIAN: Lack of funds has halted the work of district hospital Shopain started in the year 2008, which according to doctors and locals has affected patientcare. People blame government for intentionally delaying the construction of hospital building. The hospital building is being constructed by Jammu and Kashmir projects construction corporation (JKPCC) with an estimated cost […]

Detained Yasin Khan’s mother passes away, KCCI pleads for release

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Chamber of Industry and Commerce (KCCI) has urged the authorities to immediately release the Chairman of Kashmir Traders and Manufacture federation (KTMF) Mohammad Yasin Khan whose mother passed away Thursday. Khan is under detention in a jail outside Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. Sheikh Ashiq, President of […]

‘Safe zones’ hurts growers as transport charges increase

‘Safe zones’ hurts growers as transport charges increase

Shopian: The secured zones established in Shopian after the three killings has resulted in additional costs to growers hurting the apple trade. The three killing of non-locals since October 14 comprised a Rajasthan truck driver Mohammad Sharief, Chhattisgarh labourer and apple dealer from Punjab Charanjeet Singh. Since then, the government has set up six secured […]