Officials wait for ‘action plan’ while vast mulberry nursery goes to waste in Shopian

Officials wait for ‘action plan’ while vast mulberry nursery goes to waste in Shopian

Shopian: One of Kashmir’s biggest mulberry nurseries, at Losedenow village in Shopian district, has been such a victim of official apathy that with every passing day it’s land is shrinking while illegal encroachments are growing. Once spread over a hundred kanals, the land has shrunk to a fraction of it, said an official of the […]

Rains further dampen cherry farmers’ hope

MeT predicts more rains, advises farmers to suspend spraying orchards

Rains further dampen cherry farmers’ hope

MeT predicts more rains, advises farmers to suspend spraying orchards Srinagar: The ongoing spell of rains has multiplied worries among cherry farmers as wet spell is expected to cause damage to the standing fruit. Farmers are already facing issues in shipping cherry, which is being harvested in the Valley right now, because of ongoing Covid-19 […]

Newly formed RAK asks restaurant owners to join the forum

Srinagar: The newly the Restaurant & Cafe Association of Kashmir (RAK) invites applications for membership. President Sheikh Feroz has taken an initiative to invite restaurant owners to join the association after facing a lockdown for the last nine months. “We have not opened our restaurant for the last nine months due to strict lockdown. We […]

Agriculture department kick starts sale of exotic vegetables in Baramulla

Baramulla: Chief Agriculture Officer Baramulla Mohammad Yousuf Shah Sunday kick started the sale of exotic vegetable at Binner village of Baramulla. The sale witnessed huge rush from the adjacent areas. Interacting with farmers on the occasion CAO Baramulla said that the department is committed to promote the scheme, and aims to provide quality vegetable seeds […]

Govt must provide assistance to cherry, vegetable growers: RTI Movement

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat has urged the authorities to come to the rescue of vegetable and cherry growers of Kashmir as they are under distress due to COVID 19 pandemic. In a statement Dr Raja Muzaffar said that vegetable growers are not able to transport their produce to […]

Thousands of families in J&K survived lockdown by stitching masks: Official

Jammu: Thousands of families in Jammu and Kashmir earned their livelihood by stitching face masks during the COVID-19 lockdown, an official said on Sunday. Many of these families are thankful to the administration for providing them employment during the lockdown through J-K Khadi Village Industries Board (KVIB) and State Handloom Development Corporation Limited, he said. […]

Restaurant & Cafe Association of Kashmir formed

Sheikh Feroz is President, Babar Chowdhary Vice President Srinagar : Pledging to resolve the issues faced by this vital business sector for its glorious revival, the Restaurant & Cafe Association of Kashmir (RAK) was constituted here Saturday. After marathon deliberations and brainstorming sessions here, prominent businessman Sheikh Feroz was elected as the President of the […]

Central GST collection fell by 87% in April as lockdown hurts economy

Central GST collection fell by 87% in April as lockdown hurts economy

NEW DELHI: The government collected Rs 5,934 crore as its part of the goods and services tax (GST) in April this financial year, fetching 87 per cent lower than Rs 46848 crore in the same month of the previous year. The data pertains to economic activities in March. The dip in revenue collections is being […]

DM Ang reviews functioning of banks, advises observance of protocol

ANANTNAG: Continuing with tough measures to contain spread of COVID-19 infection and plug all probable loopholes, District Magistrate K.K Sidha today convened a meeting with bankers. The meeting was attended by Addl. District Magistrate Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, Zonal Head J&K Bank M.A Wanchoo, LDM Anantnag Afaq Peerzada, Cluster Head J&K Bank, District Managers of SBI, […]

FCIK for immedaite release of payments to MSMEs for supplies sent to power department

SRINAGAR: Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir(FCIK) has called for immediate release of paymenst due to MSMEs for the supplies thay have made under GoI Saubhagya scheme to JK PDD. The payment according to chamber from concerned Administrative Department for Scheme Saubhagya (for these supplies) has been received by MD KPDCL in the month of February […]