Rs 414 crore disbursed in Baramulla district in Q1

Rs 414 crore disbursed in Baramulla district in Q1

SRINAGAR: At least Rs 414.15 crore have been disbursed under various schemes in the first quarter of the current fiscal in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. In an official handout issued here, the J&K Bank said it conducted a District Level Review Committee meeting of Baramulla to review achievements made under the Annual District Credit Plan […]

Invest in animal, sheep husbandry to boost state’s economy: Sajad

SRINAGAR: The Minister for Sheep and Animal Husbandry, Sajad Gani Lone, on Friday asked people to invest in the “lucrative” animal farming sector to boost the state’s economy. An official handout issued here said the minister visited district sheep office, hatch poultry, sheep breeding farm, and fisheries farm in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. “He called […]

JK has 4,000 cooperatives, cooperative societies: Govt

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has about 4,000 registered cooperatives and cooperative societies, the government said on Friday. According to an official handout issued here, Registrar Cooperative Societies, Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad, held a meeting of the officers of the Cooperative department of Kashmir division. He, as per the handout, was informed that there are “about 2000 […]

Govt offers ‘full support’ for making JK international tourist destination

Govt offers ‘full support’ for making JK international tourist destination

SRINAGAR: The government would provide “full support” to the tourism industry for the state to become an international tourist destination, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said on Thursday. Speaking at the ‘First Global Conclave’ organised by the Progress Harmony Development (PHD) chamber in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department at SK International […]

‘Students should run small enterprises’

SRINAGAR: The Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar, on Thursday stressed on the idea of having college students in Ladakh run tourism-related small enterprises like for catering, guide services, and Sea Buckthorn farming. Visiting various educational institutions in Ladakh’s Leh district to take stock of the infrastructure and academic facilities, he said the growing and fast-changing economy […]

56 aspiring entrepreneurs complete training at JKEDI

56 aspiring entrepreneurs complete training at JKEDI

SRINAGAR: A fresh batch of 56 aspiring entrepreneurs, including six girls, on Thursday completed the three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) at Pampore campus of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI). “The batch comprising of young educated boys and girls were trained under self-employment component of Himayat scheme…an initiative of Ministry of Rural Development, […]

Vodafone launches ‘Double Validity’ offer

SRINAGAR: Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers, on Thursday announced the launch of “Double Validity” offer on ‘rate-cutter packs’ for the prepaid customers. In a statement issued here, the company said the offer will enable its customers “to talk more at attractive, affordable rates”, and an opportunity to double the validity of […]

Sopore Fruit Growers Association bifurcates

Sopore Fruit Growers Association bifurcates

BARAMULLA: Within a month, traders at Fruit Mandi Sopore elected two presidents owing to the difference between members of their erstwhile representative body. The election for president of Fruit Growers Association Sopore was held on August 4. And Mushtaq Ahmad Tantray was elected as president in presence of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, SDM Sopore, MLA Sopore, […]

JK to prepare farmers for cultivation of high-density plants

JK to prepare farmers for cultivation of high-density plants

SRINAGAR: The government is going to organise five “mega kissan melas” in Kashmir Valley to prepare the growers for cultivation of high-density fruit plants. An official handout issued here said a high-level meeting chaired by the Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri, took the decision of organising the events. Accordingly, the government would soon organise […]

Banks in JK disbursed Rs 5,801 cr in Q1

Banks in JK disbursed Rs 5,801 cr in Q1

SRINAGAR: The banks operating in the state have extended credit aggregating to Rs 5,801.24 crore during the first quarter of the financial year 2015-16, while only 9% of the target set under govt-sponsored schemes has been achieved. The J&K Bank has disbursed Rs 4,194.09 crore, which amounts to 72% of the cumulative amount disbursed by […]