SRINAGAR: The Governor, N. N. Vohra, today said that Jammu and Kashmir has vast potential in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture and fruit processing industry to generate large scale economic and employment opportunities.

India's economic success has been remarkable; India's agricultural success will follow. Rural India still needs nurturing, not necessarily by just extra funding, but with vision and leadership addressing issues, with down to earth, workable solutions.

SRINAGAR: The Governor, N. N. Vohra, has called for engendering very close coordination between the research and extension agencies to effectively transfer new techniques and know how from lab to land to make Jammu and Kashmir fully self-reliant in agriculture and all the allied sectors within the next 3-4 years and even start exporting certain agriculture produce items.

Agriculture Minister K.A.

PANJIM, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) is charting out a plan to increase the domestic production of rice from four tons per ha to six tons per hectare through high yielding varieties.
Chairman of the Research Advisory Committee, ICAR Goa, Kirti Singh said that the current production of rice is not enough to meet the demands of the state population.

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Stunning orchids will pave the floral way to lucrative livelihoods in Jharkhand if plans mooted by Jharkhand State Horticulture Mission (JSHM) succeed in the near future.

The JSHM, set up under the mandate of National Horticulture Mission (NHM), is in the process of setting up a model hi-tech dendrobium hybrid

PANJIM, Although the area under floriculture in Goa is meagre, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has designed a roadmap to enhance the floriculture industry.
ICAR Director N Singh said that there is a huge demand for flowers in Goa due to a booming tourism industry.

The Dr Bababsaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) in Aurangabad has done what seemed nearly impossible till a few years ago. Using modern technology, it has not only successfully cultivated roses in an environment considered hostile to the flower but is also generating revenue from the endevour.

CUTTACK: Ringed by a vast expanse of post-harvest paddy fields at Chintamanipur under Tangi-Choudwar block, the 10 acre stretch with dome-shaped structures stands out in stark contrast. As the surroundings present a dry insipid picture, the structures blush in the myriad hues and fragrance of flowers in full bloom.

Efforts to boost agricultural productivity in the country must be seen in the context of climate change, a key agenda in the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2012-2017), said K.