Vermicompost training prog begins at KVK Budgam

SRINAGAR: A skill development training course ‘Vermicompost Producer’ started today at Krishi Vigyan Kendra in central Kashmir Budgam district. The 200-hour training course was inaugurated by the Director Extension, SKUAST, Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad. The programme is sponsored by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, Agriculture Skill Council of India and Indian […]

SBI plans to disburse agri loans digitally: Official

New Delhi: The country’s largest lender SBI is running pilot projects to disburse agricultural loans digitally and expects to roll out the services very soon, a top official said Tuesday. “We are doing some pilot projects. We have tied-up with some players for settlement of payments. Also the digital land records of farmers are available,” […]

Sensex recovers 190 pts, Nifty above 10,500

Mumbai: Benchmark indices pared all early losses to end with robust gains Tuesday as investors shrugged off Urjit Patel’s shock exit from the RBI and dismissed jitters over state election results. The 30-share Sensex climbed 190.29 points, or 0.54 per cent, to end at 35,150.01, after falling over 500 points during the day. Similarly, the […]

Gold up by Rs 155 on jewellers’ demand

New Delhi: Gold prices Tuesday rose by Rs 155 to close at Rs 32,650 per 10 gram at the bullion market here due to increase in demand from local jewellers. Similarly, silver prices surged by Rs 425 to Rs 38,575 per kg on strong demand from industrial units and coin makers. Traders said gold saw […]

Tea exports to Pakistan up 22% during Jan-Oct

Tea exports to Pakistan up 22% during Jan-Oct

Kolkata: Exports of tea to Pakistan during the first 10 months of 2018 rose 22 per cent at 13.07 million kg as compared to 10.65 million kg in the corresponding period of 2017, the Tea Board said on Monday. Major country-wise exports from January to October stood at 200.38 million kg as against 198.86 million […]

India-Romania bilateral trade could touch $1 billion in FY19

India-Romania bilateral trade could touch $1 billion in FY19

Kolkata: Bilateral trade between India and Romania could touch USD 1 billion in the fiscal 2018-19, a top diplomat of that country said on Monday. The total bilateral trade currently stands at USD 810 million. “Trade in the first 10 months has grown in the high double digits. I think in the current fiscal, it […]

Agriculture department organizes training on organic farming

Agriculture department organizes training on organic farming

JAMMU: A two day training programme on organic farming for Lead Resource Persons (LRPs) of organic clusters under Prampragat Krishi Vikas Yogna (PKVY) was organized today here at Krishi Bhawan, Talab Tillo. The programme was inaugurated by Director Agriculture, Jammu H. K. Razdan. Speaking on the occasion, Razdan said that this is first initiative of […]

39 aspiring entrepreneurs trained at Jammu centre: JKEDI

Jammu: A fresh batch of 39 aspiring entrepreneurs passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) after completing three-week entrepreneurship development program, the institute said on Monday. According to the statement, the candidates were trained at JKEDI District Centre Jammu, Exhibition Ground under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Start up Loan […]

DC Shopian flags-off sheep breeders for exposure tour

SHOPIAN: Deputy Commissioner Owais Ahmed Monday flagged off a group of 25 sheep breeders of different parts of Shopian district and 10 officials of Sheep husbandry department for a day long “farm darshan exposure” to acquaint them with latest technological interventions in sheep husbandry sector. Acceding to the statement, during the exposure tour progressive sheep […]