Samoon, Navin hold meeting; discuss wool reform, establishment of Poultry estate

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Animal & Sheep husbandry, Fisheries and Transport, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon and Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce Department, Navin K Choudhary Wednesday held a joint meeting to discuss the issues of J&K Sheep and Sheep Products Development Board and the establishment of Poultry Estates. The meeting was attended by Secretary, Law Department; […]

Make FPOs & SHGs more effective: Director Agriculture

Make FPOs & SHGs more effective: Director Agriculture

Srinagar: Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on Tuesday asked to improve on working and put in professional capabilities to achieve the physical targets in time bound manner and take agriculture to new heights so that agriculture becomes a remunerative enterprise. He said this while chairing a review meeting of all the Divisional Officers […]

Horticulture Department organizes awareness camp

Horticulture Department organizes awareness camp

KATHUA: Department of Horticulture toady organized a one day Awareness Camp at Mango village Kharote. More than 50 orchardists from Kharote and its adjoining areas participated in the camp. Chief Horticulture Officer, Chaman Lal Sharma was Chief Guest on the occasion besides District Level Subject Matter Specialist Pomology Ashwani Kumar, Horticulture Development Officer, Arvind Kumar […]

‘Bumper crop’ of cherry in Kashmir after huge losses last year

‘Bumper crop’ of cherry in Kashmir after huge losses last year

SHOPIAN: The harvesting of a “bumper crop” of cherry has begun after improvement in weather in Kashmir, the state horticulture department saying that the fruit will cross 1,300 metric tonnes this year. Kashmiri cherry growers saw huge losses last year when a large quantity of their cherry was damaged due to inclement weather. According to […]

CS announces Rs 15 cr for Mega Fruit Mandi Aglar

CS announces Rs 15 cr for Mega Fruit Mandi Aglar

SHOPIAN: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam Monday visited Shopian and chaired a meeting to take stock of developmental activities in the district. The meeting discussed in detail the current status of ongoing developmental activities and other programmes in the district. District Development Commissioner Shopian Dr Owais Ahmed presented details of various ongoing developmental activities […]

Agriculture department developing Sitaharan as potato seed village

Agriculture department developing Sitaharan as potato seed village

Srinagar: Sitaharan village is being developed as potato seed village. Potatos on special lines has been cultivated in this village, because of its agro-climatic suitability and optimum ecological requirements for potato cultivation. This was stated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Syed Altaf Aijaz Andrabi on an exclusive visit to Sitaharan and adjoining villages. Director said that […]

Advisor Sharma for tapping J&K’s huge growth potential in farming sector

Advisor Sharma for tapping J&K’s huge growth potential in farming sector

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor K K Sharma Monday called for tapping state’s huge growth potential in farming sector. “Take determined efforts to bridge the gap between farmers, researchers, policy makers and development agencies for formulation and implementation of need based plans to facilitate growth of farming as a viable and lucrative venture in the state” […]

Saurabh Bhagat reviews working of JKEDI & DECC in Anantnag

Anantnag: Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment Department, Saurabh Bhagat Monday visited District Employment and Counselling Centre (DECC) Anantnag and JKEDI District Centre, Anantnag to take review of the respective schemes being implemented by DECC and JKEDI. In his day-long visit Commissioner Secretary Labour and Employment reviewed the functioning of schemes including the Self Help Group […]

Director Horticulture reviews sponsored schemes in Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: Director Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat visited Ganderbal district to review the progress of departmental activities being undertaken under various centrally and state sponsored schemes. The Director was accompanied by Chief Horticulture Officer Ganderbal, other field officers and President, All J&K Non-Gazetted Employees Union. Director Horticulture inspected various developmental works including Construction of Horticulture […]

Kharif Seed Stocking, implementation of Farmers’ Welfare Schemes reviewed

JAMMU: Director Agriculture, P S Rathore, Monday reviewed the stocking of inputs like seeds, fertilizers, machinery for Kharif season and implementation of various farmers’ welfare schemes, here at a meeting. The meeting was attended by Joint Director of Agriculture (Inputs), Bule Kumar Zuti, Joint Director of Agriculture Extension, Anil Arora and Chief Agriculture Officers and […]