Agri development must for boosting JK’s economic growth, says minister

Agri development must for boosting JK’s economic growth, says minister

SRINAGAR: Minister for agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura on Tuesday laid emphasis on agriculture and allied sectors to boost the economic growth and economic status of the common man. The minister was addressing XXIV meeting of ICAR Regional Committee comprising the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand at Govind Ballabh Pant University of […]

‘Awareness about latest trends can benefit farmers’

ANANTNAG: Minister of state Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi on Tuesday said that agriculture and allied sectors can fulfill the needs of the farmers only if they are made aware about the latest trends and methods of farming. He also advised them to sow seeds and plants of varieties according to the climatic condition of the […]

Bureau of Indian Standards office inaugurated in Jammu

Bureau of Indian Standards office inaugurated in Jammu

JAMMU: In order to facilitate industries in delivering quality products to the consumers by adopting standards in manufacturing process, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday inaugurated new branch office and building of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in Jammu. Minister of State in the PMO, Dr Jitendra […]

JKEDI starts 3-week training program for Jammu youth

Pampore: Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Tuesday started a fresh training programme for unemployed youth in Jammu district. The three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) is aimed at carrying forward the objective of making the educated unemployed youth self reliant, a statement issued by the institute said on Tuesday. The EDP for 55 candidates […]

UCO Bank inaugurates renovated branch

Srinagar: Managing Director of United Commercial Bank (UCO Bank), Ravi Shankar Takkar, on Tuesday inaugurated a renovated branch, which was inundated during the 2014 floods, here at Budshah Chowk. Later, he chaired a customer-bank meet at Hotel Lala Rukh. On being asked whether the bank will relax interest rates on the lines of other banks […]

At Rs 1.37 lakh cr, April fiscal deficit crosses 25% mark

New Delhi: Fiscal deficit in April came in at Rs 1.37 lakh crore, which is 25.7 percent of the budget estimate for 2016-17. By definition, the fiscal deficit is the gap between expenditure and revenue, which for the whole fiscal has been pegged at Rs 5.33 lakh crore. The deficit in April last fiscal was […]

Budget 2016-17: What is in it for you?

Budget 2016-17: What is in it for you?

General Total receipts Rs 61681 crore Revenue Receipts Rs 51460 crore of which Own Tax Revenue estimated at Rs 9220 crore; Share of Central Taxes up at Rs 9500 crore as against figure of Rs 8088 crore in Revised Estimates 2015-16; and Revenue Deficit Grants of Rs 10831 crore as against Rs 9892 crore in […]

Fruit growers demand ban on sale of counterfeit pesticides

Baramulla: Demanding a complete ban on the sale of counterfeit pesticides in Valley, scores of fruit growers and horticulturalists on Sunday held protest demonstration against government’s non-seriousness towards the horticulture sector. Under the banner of United Fruit Growers Forum (UFGF), the protestors assembled at of Choora, Baramulla along the Srinagar Muzaferabad Road raised slogans in […]