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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Kashmir Agriculture: All in one place

Jammu and Kashmir is a hill state having varied topography and great diversity in cultural, social and economic practices of its different regions. However, agriculture remains the backbone of the economy of Jammu and Kashmir with over 65 percent of its population depends on agriculture and allied sectors. These sectors contribute around 27 percent to […]

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