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Exploring the possibilities for growing mushroom, honey, cocoon at Gurez

Contact:- Cell:- 919906103001 *20 colonies of bees have been established in Gurez *Around 400 kilos of honey was harvested from them *250 hectares are under potato seed tuber cultivation *Another 320 hectares are under potato cultivation under BADP * The average yield ranges from 10-12 quintals per kanal. *In 40 kanals Ismarg farm, 429 quintals of potatoes were produced *1069 hectares are cultivable are in Gurez out of which 528 hectares are irrigated Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir who was on a visit to Gurez and Tulail vallies has directed the officers of Agriculture and allied departments to look into the possibilities of growing mushroom, honey, cocoon, zeera and other cash crops. This he said while interacting with local farmers and officers of these departments. Mir was told that the place is ideal for growing cash crops and medicinal plants. The Minister underscored the need for growing cash crops in view of the limited agricultural season and limite…

Brave Rukhsana: A star who hacks LeT terrorist

* The girl in her late teens, fought militants and saved her family * People now see her as a fighter against the atrocities of militants * She is besieged by television reporters asking her how she did it * The girl exhibited rare bravery and deserves all praise * Governor lauded the exemplary courage/ bravery of fearless girl * Governor has asked for a formal report from DGP so that he can recommend the girl for a gallantry award * Governor also intends to invite this brave girl to the Raj Bhavan to honour her(Rukhsana Kausar with mother Rashida)

She is now a star of bravery. Her immensely brave act has turned young Rukhsana Kausar into a heroine and people now see her as a fighter against the “zulm” or atrocities of militants. She had taken on a group of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists who barged into her house late Sunday night, snatched an AK-47 from one intruder and shot him dead.Rukhsana is full of smiles at her house in Upper Kalsi in Shahdhara Sharief of Rajouri district, as she is besie…

Tulip Museum having rear historical photographs inaugurated

*Azad dedicates phase-II Zabarwan park to people

*JK Tourism has great potential to attract billions

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Gh. Nabi Azad today stressed upon J&K Tourism Ministry to involve the private sector in big way to boost the tourism infrastructure in the State. He said this is the primary requirement for providing world class facilities to the tourists. Azad was speaking after inaugurating the Phase-II of Zabarwan Park at Belavourd Road, Srinagar in the presence of Minister for Tourism, Nawang Rigzin Jora and Minister of State for Tourism, Nasir Aslam Wani. Among others present on the occasion include, Minister for Education, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Minister for Forest, Mian Altaf Ahmed, Secretary Tourism, Director Tourism, Director Information, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, MD JKTDC, Tour Operators, Guides,House Boat owners and Traders. In Phase-II of Zabarwan Park the facilities provided include recreation hall comprising of Zabrwan indoor…

Hangul breeding Centre at Dardurdi Mamar proposed

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Minister for Forest & Environment Mian Altaf Ahmed today conducted extensive tour to Ganderbal and Kangan areas in Sindh Forest Division and took stock of various developmental works proposed to be taken up during current financial year.
The Minister visited the Vanaspati Van Society Project and Central Hi-tech Nursery at Malhar. The Minister was told that Nursery in Malhar is being extended during the current financial year. About 4 lakh conifers and about 2 lakh broad lived species . The Minister directed the concerned forest staff to concentrate on razing of conifers and their planting in under stocked forests. He was told that the funds under the Compa Scheme are likely to be released for the current financial year. The Minister gave direction for preparing comprehensive plan for protection and development of forests in Gotlibagh, Wangat, Naranag, Mamar and Rayul areas.
The Minister was …

World Tourism Day: Wi-fi facility for Pahalgam, Gulmarg announced

Jora for improving hospitality to tourists

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department today observed World Tourism Day to celebrate diversity, at a grand function organised by Institute of Hotel Management, Rajbagh here today. Minister for Tourism presided over the function.
Addressing on the occasion, Mr Jora said that J& K state has plenty of diversity in terms of its geographical landscape and climate, art forms and culture, language and literature, offering distinct and diverse destinations unparalleled in the country. He said that the state with its composite culture, diverse people and their life styles give unique character to the tourism industry that has no match in the entire sub continent.
Mr Jora said that tourism is a peace activity and every single tourist who visits the state impacts the livelihood of more than a dozen people. In this perspective, it is more important for the survival of tourism industry that peace prevails, he said while expressing satisfaction over the ret…

KU to study “ Silk Route: Relevance and Revival”

The Centre for central Asian studies University of Kashmir has undertaken a long-term multi-disciplinary mega research project entitled Silk Route: Relevance and Revival. The project came up in the backdrop ring an International Conference held at Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS) University of Kashmir where in resolution was unanimously passed by all Area Study Centres of India that the Centre of Central Asian Studies should act as a Nodal Centre for the Silk Route Study.
The basic objective of this project is to explore the possibilities for reviving some branches of Silk Route to strengthen the age-old trade relations and promote regional cooperation between India and Central Asia said Prod G M Mir director of the CCAS. KU. He said the two phases of the expedition along Srinagar-Leh-Turtuk and Srinagar-Leh-Panamik route have already been completed. Prof Mir said that the third and final phase, two routes will be covered by the two teams. In the first instance a team consis…

Cable Car Corporation earns Rs 8 Cr revenue

An amount of above Rs 8 crore has been earned by the Cable Car Corporation as revenue by mid September this year as against Rs 5.73 crore last financial year with number of operational cable cars increased from 40 to 86 during current fiscal. This was disclosed in a Board of Directors meeting of J&K State Cable Car Corporation Limited which met here today under the Chairmanship of Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for Tourism, Nisar Aslam Wani, Minister of State for Tourism was also present on the occasion. The Board of Directors ordered fresh Techno Economic feasibility study to be conducted in respect of Jammu Ropeway Project. The Board also discussed to follow up the matter of getting permission for construction of ropeway project at Shankaracharyaji, Srinagar from Government of India so that this project could also be taken up in hand. The Board also approved construction of ropeway project at Makhdoom Sahib Shrine at Srinagar and construction of ropeway for Aishmuqam Shrine, Manag…

GREEN GOLD IN DANGER: PART-VIII: Deforestation causes decline in wildlife population

By Ajmer Alam Wani
JAMMU, SEP 18: The wildlife population throughout the Jammu and Kashmir state is rapidly declining because of extensive areas of deforestation resulting in the loss of natural habitat for wildlife. In view of armed conflict between the militants and security forces for the several years widespread use of high velocity rifles in villages and forests surrounding the Himalayan Valley, have further added to the total loss of specie lives lost in an already precarious situation. Studies revealed that over 300 species of birds which included Pheasants, Quills, Partridges, Vultures, Kites, Eagles and a large number of colorful birds, all of which use to reside in the lush forests of state have virtually disappeared. Today those forests stand naked and void of any visible sign of bird life. Along with loss of forest, Kashmir has also lost a number of wildlife sanctuaries. A rich variety of birds, Ducks, Geese Cranes, Terns and water-fowls however still nest in the wetlands…

GREEN GOLD IN DANGER: Lush Green trees put on fire

155 scants seized

By Ajmer Alam Wani

JAMMU, SEP 17: The enemies of Green Gold in Chiralla Forest Range of Bhaderwah Forest Division have crossed all the limits today evening when they set ablaze the lush green tress which were in their tender age. Exclusively reports said that enemies of nature put several parts of forest under fire in Part-A of Compartment No-1, Compartments No-3, 4 and 7.
Reports further added that green trees in the areas of Loharthawa, Sunarthawa, in between Upper Bajja and Dhesena and in between Kotana and Dhalla villages were seen engulfed by flames which were spreading.
Sources said that this is a new tactics which has been adopted by the forest smugglers to get the green trees died up and also to destroy the remains of trees which they have shortened to ground. When contacted, Range Officer (Chiralla Forest Range) Mr. Haroon, confirmed that he has received report from his own staff that forest in Geosti area has been put under fire. However, he mentioned that h…

GREEN GOLD IN DANGER: PART VII: In 62 yrs: 12508.88 kms of Green turns Red

Ajmer Alam Wani
JAMMU, SEP 1: It is now 62 years since partition of India and Jammu and Kashmir State which is luckily still famous across the globe for its natural scenic beauty because of green lash meadows and forests but as the green forests and nature is degrading and disappearing; the state will no longer remain wild and green if the process continues. No doubt the successive state governments have failed to initiate required steps aimed at protecting the forests but the responsible citizens of the state have also contributed much than required to the degrading of green gold in the state. While the entire world has started uniting to fight against the global worming, the state government in Jammu and Kashmir as-usual too has started coming out with statements only of doing wonders to protect the green gold of the state. If the urgent measures are not taken up fast, soon the Jammu and Kashmir, (which was once described as Paradise on the Earth) will become a desolate piece of lan…