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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…