JK’s Horticulture Sector Can Dominate World Market: Rather

Anantnag – Maintaining that state’s horticulture has a tremendous potential to dominate the world market, the government today called for familiarizing post-harvest technology in a big way in the state besides exploring new marketing channels to ensure maximums fruits exports. Speaking at the 2-days Agro-Industrial Exhibition-cum-Awareness Camp held at Government Degree College, Anantnag today, minister […]

Better Irrigation Buttresses Agriculture Production: Omar

Asks Farmers To Use Modern Cultivation Methods, Avail Various Schemes Lethpora, (Pulwama) – Describing better irrigation imperative to catapult agriculture production and bringing greenery to parched and uncultivated land, chief minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday said that his government has focused development of agriculture as one of the important concerns in the development policy adding that […]

Modern Technology Vital for Quality Saffron Production: Beigh

Pampore – In a bid to access the implementation of the of ‘National Mission on Saffron’, parliamentarian, Mehboob Beigh Saturday said, saffron production can be best achieved by resorting to modern technology. The member Parliament while visiting the Saffron fields of Chandhara Pampore to review the Implementation of National Mission on saffron said “Kashmir Saffron […]

Governor, CM for optimum utilization of available resources to maximize outputs

SKUAST-J to Set up School of Agri-Business Management Srinagar – The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST), Jammu, will shortly set up the School of Agri-Business Management with an intake capacity of 30 students, on self-sustainable basis. This will be a two years course. Approval to this effect was given by the University […]

JKTDC Holds 42nd AGM, Corporation Earns Rs. 2.80 Cr Profit during 2011-12

Srinagar – In order to receive and consider the provisional balance sheet regarding profit and loss account of the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC), 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders was held here today with the Minister for Tourism and Culture . Nawang Rigzin Jora, who is also the chairman of the […]

J&K Bank Organises Fin Lit Camps in Kulgam, Kupwara and Ganderbal

Srinagar – J&K Bank organised an awareness camp for public at cheki wattoo in Kulgam. The camp conducted by Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling centre (FLCC) Kulgam was attended by a large gathering of local residents from different walks of life. Facilitator (FLCC) A R Hakeem spoke in detail about the schemes tailored by banks […]

Prime Minister Directs Cash Transfers For Welfare Schemes

New Delhi – To ensure that the government’s $65-billion worth subsidies and welfare measures reach intended targets without pilferage, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has put in place a new system to ensure the beneficiaries receive cash directly through banks. The move comes on a day when a committee under former finance secretary Vijay Kelkar, formed […]

We Are Not For Elimination Of All Subsidies: Vijay Kelkar

New Delhi – The government needs to subsidise kerosene and food for poor, former finance secretary Vijay Kelkar said observing that the committee on fiscal consolidation headed by him was not against elimination of all subsidies. “I agree with people who argue that we cannot eliminate subsidies, we shouldn’t eliminate subsidies. Food subsidy is defensible. […]

Indian Oil Officials Hold Meeting On LPG In Ranchi

The executive director of Indian Oil LPG Department AN Jha was present in the city on Friday for an open discussion on the circular sent by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). The circular issued by IOC instructs that fresh LPG connections should be stopped until a “de-duplication” survey is completed, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum […]

Sensex Up 183 Pts; Ends At 15-Mth High On Strong Rupee

Mumbai – The BSE benchmark Sensex today jumped by 183 points to end at a 15-month high on buying in auto, FMCG and metal stocks amid strong global cues and a surging rupee. After gaining 269 points at the outset, the Sensex closed up 183.24 points, or 0.99 per cent, at 18,762.74, a level last […]