Director Agriculture Kmr visits Saffron fields of Pampore

Pampore: Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal today visited various saffron growing areas of Pampore. During his visit to different fields he took stock of intercultural operations, rejuvenation of saffron corms and other activities being undertaken in the fields. During the visit Director Agriculture talked to a number of saffron farmers and took their feed […]

KRA seeks LG’s intervention on power disconnection diktat

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the recent decision of the Power department to disconnect electricity to “defaulting commercial units”, the Kashmir Retailers Association has sought intervention of the Lieutenant Governor , Manoj Sinha. In a handout, the KRA President, Farhan Kitab who is also the the core member of All India Retailers Association said, non-payment […]

DC Srinagar inaugurates Axis Bank Branch, ATM at Baghat Barzulla

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad has stressed on enhancing credit flow by financial institutions to facilitate economic growth and generate employment avenues for the unemployed youth. The DC said this after inaugurating a new branch of Axis Bank and ATM at Chinar heights, Baghat Barzulla here today. Regional Branch Banking Head […]

Gold tumbles Rs 1,130; silver declines Rs 708

New Delhi: Gold in the national capital on Friday tumbled Rs 1,130 to Rs 45,207 per 10 grams reflecting overnight decline in international precious metal prices, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the precious metal had settled at Rs 46,337 per 10 grams. Silver also plunged Rs 708 to Rs 60,183 per kg, […]

Curtain Raiser for ‘International Year of Millets 2023’ held at Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura

SRINAGAR: The programme on Curtain Raiser for “International Year of Millets 2023” was celebrated on September 17, 2021 in the auditorium of Faculty of Agriculture, Wadura under the Chairmanship of Prof. A.H.Hakeem, Dean Faculty of Agriculture. The main aim of the programme was to help millet farmers get decent revenues by capitalizing on their crop […]

Workshop on Innovation & Startup Policy-2021 at SKUAST-K

Agriculture offers highest number of entrepreneurial opportunities in JK: Prof Sharma Srinagar: SKUAST and Technology, Kashmir Thursday held a daylong brainstorming workshop on adoption of SKUAST-K Innovation and Startup Policy (SISP-2021). The aim of the workshop was to hold consultation with the leading national and international experts, academia, industrialists, entrepreneurs, and student and faculty innovators […]

Pine needle based handicraft training conducted in Nowshera Forest Division

RAJOURI: Handicrafts Training with Pine (Chir) needles as raw material was conducted in Sunderbani Range with the aim to generate livelihood among local youth and to prevent the forest fires, for which chir pine needles act as fuel. Every year forest fires occur in Nowshera Forest Division causing loss of forest and wildlife. Collection and […]

DG Horticulture Kmr conducts extensive visit of B’gam

SRINAGAR: The Director General (DG) Horticulture, Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat today conducted an extensive tour of district Budgam. During the visit, the DG inaugurated a mini Apple Washing and Grading Machine (AW&GM) at village Choon, of the district. He also met a large number of orchardists and advised them to avail benefits of different Departmental […]

Govt committed to develop industrial sector in J&K to create employment avenues for youth – Prakash

SRINAGAR: GoI Minister of State for Industries and Commerce (I&C), Shri Som Parkash today chaired a meeting to review the performance of I&C department of Jammu and Kashmir at SKICC, Srinagar. During the meeting, Shri Parkash highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir has a vast potential for the industrial sector and the present government under the […]

Interacts with representatives of Trade bodies

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Industries and Commerce (I&C), Shri Som Parkash today interacted with the representatives of various trade bodies of Kashmir at SKICC, Srinagar. The delegation comprised of the representatives of Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), Confederation of […]