Agriculture articles

Farm Tech

After replacing bulls with tractors, Kashmir’s agriculture sector lost steam and appetite for modernisation. Zafar Aafaq reports the stagnation and challenges At 7:30 am, Tariq Ahmad and his father Mohammad Akbar are negotiating

Scented Fortune

Hardly anybody cared till the rice decorating elite marriages almost vanished from the fields. Shakir Mir reports Mushkbadij’s revival journey from mere 137 kgs to 2000 quintals in just three years Gul Mohammad,

Not Spicy  

Land conversion, diseases and official neglect robbed famous Kashmiri chili of its taste and colour. Shakir Mir tells the painful story of Kashmir’s prized spice    Sanaullah Ganai, 51, is a stocky man with

Happy Nuts

With less than 100 kanals of land under its cultivation across Kashmir, chestnut is a prized winter delicacy. Shakir Mir reports how this nut is sustaining a village economy in Zabarwan foothills Mohammad

White Revolution 

There is much more than border and barbed wire to this frontier district of Kupwara. A small village is spearheading a white revolution to transform the fate of the region and the people.

Crediting Crops

By summer 2015, banks had disbursed Rs 6,290.16 crores in agriculture and in allied sectors in state. Besides minimising the monopoly of outsiders over Kashmir’s farm sector, the agricultural credit boosted farming community

Not A Priority!

    All banks have a basket enabling them to infuse micro credit in key sectors. But most of these schemes partnered by the governments are not an impressive success and may require

Unsustainable Affair

In five years, J&K government spent Rs 1204 Crore to acquire land for various infrastructure projects. But is this process sustainable for a place that has the lowest land holding per family in