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In J&K district, cultivation of lemon grass reaps profit for farmers
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In J&K district, cultivation of lemon grass reaps profit for farmers

For the farmers in the Reasi district in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmi (J&K), the cultivation of lemon grass has become a new profitable venture as the oil extracted from it has huge demand in the market.The commercial cultivation of the lemon grass is also helping the farmers of Katra town to prevent the losses caused by monkeys. The monkey menace had compelled farmers to shun the agricultural practices and keep their cultivable lands fallow, thus, resulting in net loss to their income.Sensing the gravity of the problem, the Department of Agriculture, Reasi, in coordination with the KVK Reasi, and Indian Institute of Medicine Jammu organized a workshop to spread awareness amongst the farmers about lemongrass crops that monkeys cannot damage. It was in the year 2017 when K...
J&K: Wath Haawuk organises athletic meet ‘Kashmir Grand Prix’
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J&K: Wath Haawuk organises athletic meet ‘Kashmir Grand Prix’

Numerous athletes participated in the much-awaited ‘Kashmir Grand Prix’ athletic meet organized by NGO Wath Haawuk at Gindun ground in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) with NIS qualified coach Tahir Mir overseeing all the competitions.The day started off with Men's 1500m race which was won by Gulbadan Hikmatyar, while Umer Hamid and Sajad Hussain came second and thirds respectively. The enthusiasm of the athletes in the first race set the tone for rest of the day.It was followed by Men's 100m event for which three qualifying rounds took place. In the final round, Adil Sher occupied the first position, Danish Dar came second and Mohd Adil Khan ended up in the third spot.At the end of the first hour and a half, female athletes took centre stage and competed in the 200m r
J&K: Advisor to Lt. Governor expresses gratitude to Rijiju for choosing Gulmarg for Khelo India Games
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J&K: Advisor to Lt. Governor expresses gratitude to Rijiju for choosing Gulmarg for Khelo India Games

Advisor to Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan expressed his gratitude to the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju for his announcement that Khelo India Winter Games-2021 will be held at Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.“I, on behalf of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, my department and on behalf of all the sports lovers of J&K express our most sincere gratitude to Kiren Rijiju for his continual support to us for developing Gulmarg as the Winter Sports Hub of India,” Khan, who is also the in-charge of Department of Youth Services and Sports said.Earlier, Rijiju took to Facebook to announce that Khelo India Winter Games 2021 will be held at Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir. “Gulmarg is very suitable location and we have decide
J&K: Martial arts, brain boosting training camp held at IDPS
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J&K: Martial arts, brain boosting training camp held at IDPS

International Delhi Public School, Srinagar (IDPS) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Tong il Moo Do Association (JKTMA) organised a martial art training, brain boosting exercise program.Former minister Ghulam Hassan Mir inaugurated the championship and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Development Foundation, Bilal Ahmad inaugurated the Karate championship.Vice-president Tong il Moo Do Federation India, Farooq Renzu Shah; Chairman of JKTMA, Showkat Mohammad Chowdhary; JKTMA President, Tariq Rashid Ghani; Joint Secretary Shabir Hussain; Patron Nazir Makhdoomi, and Secretary General Safina Maqbool were also present on the occasion.The event was sponsored by Hattrick Foods and was held at International Delhi Public School, Zakura Srinagar.The competition went smoothly and all the SOPs were ...
J&K: District Commissioner Anantnag visits various Panchayats under B2V3
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J&K: District Commissioner Anantnag visits various Panchayats under B2V3

Under the ongoing phase three of the Back to Village (B2V) programme in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), series of activities were carried out in 60 Panchayat Halqas of three blocks of Anantnag district.Under B2V-3 initiative, visiting officers took stock of the status of work done of demands raised in the phase one and two of the B2V programme held during 2019.They also heard the demands of the public with regard to power, water, roads, healthcare, education, agriculture, horticulture, and development of basic infrastructure besides others.District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, K.K. Sidha visited Panchayats of Brah, Dethu, Chittergul and Achabal, where he listened to the people’s issues and demands. He asked the public to take advantage of the B2V3 and enl
J&K: District Commissioner Budgam addresses grievances of panchayats under B2V3
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J&K: District Commissioner Budgam addresses grievances of panchayats under B2V3

Under the ongoing phase three of the Back to Village (B2V) programme in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the District Development Commissioner (DDC) of Budgam, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza visited many panchayats and monitored the gram sabha proceedings to enquire about the status of demands and grievances people have registered with the visiting officers.On the second day of the B2V-3 program, visiting officers and other designated teams conducted a public outreach programme in all 75 panchayats across 17 blocks of the Budgam district.DDC Mirza stressed to take on board all concerned while executing works and formulating new plans.While interacting with the locals at Panchayat Halqa in Mamath, Mirza said that the pending work on the bridge connecting Mamath and adjacent villa...
Kashmir tourism Director flags off trekking group to Gulmarg to encourage tourism
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Kashmir tourism Director flags off trekking group to Gulmarg to encourage tourism

As economies across the world gradually begin to open, in Indian Kashmir valley, Tourism Director Nisar Ahmad Wani flagged off a group of trekkers to Gulmarg from Srinagar to encourage tourism in the valley.The trekking at Gulmarg is being organised by Ghani Gliders Sports Club and Jammu and Kashmir Hussaini Sports Club, and sponsored by Jammu and Kashmir Tourism.Wani said they have started many activities in Kashmir to send a message across the country that Kashmir is open for travellers and the administration has put all COVID-19 safety measures in place.MD of Ghani Gliders Sports Club, Tariq Rashid Ghani was also present on the occasion. He said local tourism is important to boost the confidence of the domestic travellers to visit Kashmir.“If we encourage local tourism, it will send a m
Efforts on to link farmers produce to national market: Kashmir’s Agriculture Director
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Efforts on to link farmers produce to national market: Kashmir’s Agriculture Director

Altaf Aijaz Andrabi, Director of Kashmir’s Agriculture Department said that efforts are on at full swing to link farmers' produce to the national market in order to enable them to improve their livelihood.“The (Agriculture) department has envisaged a plan for the development of farming sector in the valley which includes maintaining timeliness in agriculture operations, increase production and productivity, reduce human labour besides providing better transportation and marketing facility to the growers and farmers to improve the farming community,” Andrabi said.He was speaking at a function organised to hand over the keys of two Bolero pickup vans to the farmers of district Budgam and Baramulla under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme.Andrabi stressed upon th
Kashmir: Director Horticulture finalises arrangements for buyer-seller meet
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Kashmir: Director Horticulture finalises arrangements for buyer-seller meet

Kashmir’s Director of Horticulture Department Ajaz Ahmad Bhat chaired a meeting of concerned officers to finalise arrangements and modalities for buyer-seller meet.The department is organizing a buyer-seller meet on the pattern of Sunday market within the premises of Directorate of Horticulture Kashmir shortly.During the meeting, Bhat informed that buyer-seller meet shall open opportunity for the farmers to sell their produce directly by avoiding the brokers.He also instructed all the Chief Horticulture officers to mobilize few orchardists from their respective districts for bringing their produce in the buyer-seller meet.Horticulture information and publication officer was also directed to make all the required arrangements for erection of stalls. It was also informed that all SOPs issued
##  J&K: Navin Choudhary reviews arrangements for transportation of fruit crops ##
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## J&K: Navin Choudhary reviews arrangements for transportation of fruit crops ##

In Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Horticulture Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary chaired a meeting to review the arrangements for smooth transportation of fruit crops to the outside of the Valley at the civil secretariat.The meeting was attended by DC Udhampur, Piyush Singla; DC Poonch, Rahul Yadav; SSP Traffic Highway; ADC Anantnag, ACR Ramban; Director Planning and Marketing and other officials through video conferencing while SP Traffic, representatives of fruit markets of Sopore, Shopian, Kulgam and other districts attended the meeting in person.In the meeting, Choudhary directed the officials to strictly enforce one-way traffic especially during the peak fruit season.He directed the officers to sensitise officials at choking points fo...