Tag: Jammu and Kashmir

J&K: SherKashmir University introduces hail net system to protect high-density apples
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J&K: SherKashmir University introduces hail net system to protect high-density apples

In the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the scientists of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) have introduced the 'Hail Net System' to protect high-density apples.The scientists and experts took another developmental step in the shape of introducing the Hail Net System aimed to protect the high-density apples."Hail Net System consists of support structure and plants and drip for every. These are the three basic principles necessary for every setup," Dr Khalid Mushtaq, Head Division of Fruit Sciences, SKUAST said.“This new system protects the orchards from the extreme climatic conditions and birds in the Union Territory. Anti-hail nets being used to protect the crop from damage caused by hailstorms. Also, it helps in saving crops from birds...
I want to serve my country, says Rehana Bashir, first woman who cleared IAS from J&K’s Poonch
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I want to serve my country, says Rehana Bashir, first woman who cleared IAS from J&K’s Poonch

An MBBS graduate and now the first woman from Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in Salwah Village who has cracked the coveted civil service exams, Rehana Bashir says that she wants to be a part of the government and serve her country.She cleared the exam in her second attempt; she took the first exam in 2017. "It was not easy for me to take the stress, but my brother, who is already into administration, guided me. There were instances when I questioned myself about my decision, but friends and family members reminded me of my ultimate goal in life," she says.Rehana is an MBBS graduate from Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences. Her brother Amir Bashir is already working with the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).“While I was doing an internship in November 2016, I realized that I can s...
B2V will imbibe spirit of development among masses: Advisor to J&K Lt Governor
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B2V will imbibe spirit of development among masses: Advisor to J&K Lt Governor

Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar said that the Back to Village (B2V) will imbibe the spirit of development and participation among the common people of India as well as empower them through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI).Bhatnagar made these comments while participating in a B2V3 function at Panchayat Halqa Ganeshpora of Pahalgam Block.While addressing a large gathering, Bhatnagar said that the J&K administration is committed for the overall and equitable development of Jammu and Kashmir. He also asked the people to come forward and take advantage of welfare programmes announced by the government from time to time.Bhatnagar also said that the administration is strengthening Panchayat Raj institutions and the line departments will also facilita...
J&K LG hands over paddy thresher, distributes Kisan credit cards
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J&K LG hands over paddy thresher, distributes Kisan credit cards

Taking governance to peoples’ doorsteps, Lieutenant Governor of Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, visited Panchayat Halqa, Ashthal, Kulgam during the ongoing phase three of Back to Village programme.On the occasion, Sinha handed-over a paddy thresher for use by the locals of the village.He also distributed kisan (farmers) credit cards, sports kits and handed-over financial assistance to construction workers, various certificates and sanction letters to beneficiaries under different departmental schemes.Sinha observed that the ambitious Back to Village programme is an endeavor of the J&K Government to ensure 100 per cent saturation of social security and beneficiary-oriented schemes so that the benefits of such schemes shall reach to every eligible beneficiary.Th...
J&K: Panchayat by-polls set for early November
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J&K: Panchayat by-polls set for early November

The Jammu and Kashmir government is all set to conduct panchayat by-polls early November to fill the vacant seats.As per sources, the notification for the polls will be issued shortly to impose the model code of conduct. Around 13,000 posts of Panch and Sarpanch in gram panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir are vacant, officials said.Earlier, the panchayat polls were scheduled to be held in eight phases between March 5 and March 20 this year. However, the polls were postponed citing law-and-order concerns in the erstwhile state.The polls were supposed to be the first major political exercise in the erstwhile state since its special constitutional status was revoked by the Indian government on August 5 last year.According to sources, the Apex Level committee constituted for conducting preparatory...
Kashmir’s Horticulture Director attends Bal Divas at Gurez
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Kashmir’s Horticulture Director attends Bal Divas at Gurez

Kashmir’s Director of Horticulture department, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat attended the Bal Divas at Khandiyal Gurez and listened to the grievances of people, assuring them of speedy redressal.He was accompanied by sub-district Magistrate (SDM), CHO Bandipora, SDPO, BDC, chairperson, Tehsildar, Executive Engineer, R&B, BDO, sarpanch and all frontline workers in the Balsabha.Bhat distributed stationary items, poly green houses and kits to the lactating mothers.On the occasion, various issues and demands concerning the general public were discussed including need of medical staff, macadamization of roads, providing water connections, wash room facility and installation of towers at Razdan top where new electric line is established.The team of officers headed by Director Horticulture Kashmir also vis...
J&K: Regal FC, Khumanie FC emerged winners
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J&K: Regal FC, Khumanie FC emerged winners

In the ongoing Spectrum Football tournament held in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore town, two matches were played between Shining Star FC-Regal FC and Novelty FC-Khumanie FC at Iqbal Ground (Tanch Bagh).In the first match, Regal FC emerged winners by 2-0. Asraar was adjudged as man of the match and received award from Zahid and Sarfaraz Rashid Bhat.In the second match, Khumanie FC won in a shoot-out. Adil Hussain Mir received the man of the match trophy from coach Mudasir.The tournament is sponsored by Spectrum Advertising Services.The other partners of the tournament include WALLMAX Interiors, Rootz Saloon, Zaffron Foods, Bizwiz Creations and Karachi Fashions.
Covid-19: Govt evacuates over 5 lakh stranded J&K residents
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Covid-19: Govt evacuates over 5 lakh stranded J&K residents

The government of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has evacuated about 5,93,703 of its residents stranded in other states of India due to the coronavirus induced lockdown.The evacuation was conducted via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.As per official data, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 155 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 1,40,292 passengers. About 4,53,411 persons from other states and UTs including 937 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.As per the detailed breakup of figures, about 6,564 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur from Octobe...
J&K: Samoon reviews action plan of Srinagar’s Craft Development Institute
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J&K: Samoon reviews action plan of Srinagar’s Craft Development Institute

Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, convened a meeting with senior officers of Skill Development Department to review and discuss action plan for Craft Development Institute (CDI) at Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar.The meeting was attended by Director Skill Development, Sajad Hussain Ganai, Director Finance, Skill Development, Joint Director Planning, Skill Development and other concerned officers.Director, Skill Development, gave detailed brief through power point presentation on roadmap and objectives of the Institute saying that the Craft Development Institute adopts a holistic approach to handicrafts development by maximizing the potential of skill-based activities.CDI draws inspiration from the rich heritage of arts and crafts i...
J&K: Horticulture Dept, CA Storage Owners Association organises buyer and seller meet
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J&K: Horticulture Dept, CA Storage Owners Association organises buyer and seller meet

Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Horticulture, in collaboration with Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage owners Association organized a buyer and seller meet under the banner ‘Sunday Fruit Show/Sale’ in the premises of Directorate of Horticulture.The meet witnessed various kinds of dry and fresh fruits displayed on excellent stalls.The event was inaugurated by Principal Secretary to Government, Horticulture Department, IAS, Navin Kumar Choudhary.The idea of organizing the event was conceived by Director Horticulture Kashmir Ajaz Ahmad Bhat, and the practical shape was given with the collaboration of the member of C.A. Storage Association.In the event, a large number of people participated and around twenty stalls were established. On the occasion, models of high-d...