Hailstorm damages crops in south Kashmir, SKUAST issues advisory

Hailstorm damages crops in south Kashmir, SKUAST issues advisory

SHOPIAN: A hailstorm brought havoc and damages to standing crops on large areas in Pulwama, Budgam and Shopain districts on Friday, following which, the Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agriculture and Technology issued an advisory for farmers. Locals said a combination of wind and hailstorm damaged the crops badly. Hundreds of trees got uprooted and branches fell […]

DDC Pulwama assesses hailstorm damage

DDC Pulwama assesses hailstorm damage

PULWAMA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Pulwama Syed Abid Rashid Shah visits various villages in the district to assess the damage of various fruit orchards in different areas of the district in south Kashmir. Orchardists in Gangoo, Tengpuna, Tanghar, Payer villages requested the DDC to order the Revenue and Horticulture Departments to assess losses suffered by […]

Div Com Kashmir assures farmers of complete help

Div Com Kashmir assures farmers of complete help

SRINAGAR: Acting on the directions of Governor, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today said that the assessment of loss of crop due to recent hailstorm in Pulwama, Shopian, Ganderbal and other areas of the valley has been started and will be completed shortly. The Divisional Commissioner assured the farmers that compensation in their favour […]

Tailoring Nutrient Management: A Step towards Sustainable Agriculture

Tailoring Nutrient Management: A Step towards Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. Tasneem Mubarak Indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals not only increases the cost of crop production but also has very serious environmental and health concerns. Deteriorating soil health and nutrient imbalance is considered to be among the major causes of poor response of crops to applied inputs and yield decline during the recent years. Micronutrient deficiencies […]

Rice production in Kashmir has risen despite loss of farm land

Rice production in Kashmir has risen despite loss of farm land

SRINAGAR: Rice production in Kashmir Valley has been going up despite more than ten lakh kanals of farm land being lost in the past 70 years, according to data of the state agriculture department. The data, accessed by Kashmir Reader, shows that food deficit was 32 percent in 1950-51 when there was production of mere […]

Water aplenty this year for paddy in valley

Water aplenty this year for paddy in valley

SRINAGAR: Last year in May, farmers were wondering which crop to grow in place of paddyafter the government declared a drought due to inadequate rainfall. This year, the plentiful rain has come as a good omen for Kashmir’s staple diet. Ashok Kumar, Chief Engineer at the Irrigation and Flood Control department, told Kashmir Reader that […]

Bridges swept away, paddy saplings destroyed

Bridges swept away, paddy saplings destroyed

Budgam: Heavy rains followed by cloudbursts in upper areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district created a flood-like situation, with gushing waters washing away makeshift bridges and inundating paddy fields, destroying saplings. Reports said that the water level in one of the major streams, Sukhnag, was overflowing at many places and had inundated scores of villages. […]

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 […]

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