Haakh : The Traditional Cuisine Of Kashmir

Portuguese and Kashmiri, yet they have a common link: haakh. Known as collard greens, this member of the vast brassica family has a distinct personality and an even more pronounced taste, with its trademark crinkly blue-green leaves along a central stem. Collard greens, along with its close cousin kale (both come under the sub-division acephala, under […]

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Mustard: A hurb cultivated oil

Hordes of tourists visiting Kashmir valley are fascinated by the mustard fields as the mustard crop has turned the whole picturesque Kashmir valley into golden. According to mustard growers, following sufficient snowfall and rains this winter, the crop yields are much better than the previous year. On the way to Pahalgam, 16 kilometres off Srinagar […]

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Mushkbudji : Fragranced Rice Cultivated In Kashmir

Before the introduction and popularization of China-varieties, many indigenous landraces including Mushkbudji were grown on a large scale across Kashmir. More than 100 landraces have been documented from Kashmir valley, however, majority of them got fast replaced from farmer’s field by the high yielding varieties, and were pushed to some specific pockets of the valley, […]

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Kashmiri Nadru : Not just the flower beauty but the most ubiquitous vegetable in the cuisine

If the lotus stem, an expensive delicacy much loved in Kashmir, is abundantly available in local vegetable markets these days, it is because of the sheer hard work of farmers who cultivate it in the Dal Lake in Srinagar. The September 2014 floods had wiped out seeds of lotus stems, locally known as nadru, from […]

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Agriculture in Kashmir : famous all over world

Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” Thomas Jefferson The state of Jammu and Kashmir’s agriculture is declining to a large extent. Due to less or no investment, no resource availability and hence, no inputs, yield of about all crops is going […]

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Know All about Agriculture in Kashmir

  Background: The Department of Agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir State came into existence during the pre-independence era. Till the year 1981 there was a single Directorate of Agriculture for the whole State.The Department was assigned specific mandate to bring about increase in crop production in a planned way to feed its fast growing population. […]

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Agriculture: Main Sector of Kashmir

Agriculture’s share in India’s economy is significant, albeit in decline. Although the sector accounted for 22 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2005 – next to 51 percent for services and 27 percent for industry – it remains the leading industry for employing close to two thirds of the country’s working population. Furthermore, India […]

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