Manali: Increasing sale and purchase of land in Kullu valley, in general and around Manali in particular, each year, has rung alarm bells for one and all as traditional valley societies get caught up in the cycle. Reliable sources revealed that approximately 350 land sale deeds were done in 2005 [...]
Shimla: Facing the heat of global competition in the fruit market, apple growers would not be able to get more protection...
Shimla: With cherry orchards turning crimson and production likely to be 250 tonnes more than last year’s 412...
Manali: Over the last few decades, rural livelihood and economy in the region has become dependent on apple orchards....
Shimla: Hail storms struck parts of Kotgarh, an apple growing belt in Shimla district and parts of Mandi and Kullu area,...
Sudden drop in temperatures has fruit growers in Himachal Pradesh a worried lot for many crops like peach, plum and pear trees are in full bloom and sharp increase or drop in temperatures leaves an impact of fruit set that could impact the years produce from orchards. Peach, plum and [...]Read more ›
Shimla: Endowed with many water bodies, both man-made and natural ones, yet fishing as a economic activity has failed to attract more takers with their being just 4538 fishermen families in Himachal who generates an annual economy of about Rs 50 crores. In 2011-12, the state had recorded a total [...]Read more ›
Manali: Fresh snow on the higher reaches of Manali and rains on Saturday in the tourist town of Manali and its surrounding areas have posed a threat to the crop of plums , peach and apricot in Manali region. Majestic Rohtang pass ,the gateway to Lahaul and spiti district and Laddakh region , Marhi [...]Read more ›
Patna: Bihar’s farmers have done it again. A farmer from Sohdih village of Bihar’s Nalanda district has set a new world record in potato production through organic farming this year. The potato farmer, Rakesh Kumar, has harvested 108.8 tonnes of potato per hecrtare and set a new world record in potato [...]Read more ›
Shimla: To streamline trade in apples, a fruit that sustains a large agri-economy in Himachal, the government is contemplating a legislation to ensure a level playing field in packaging for the benefit of consumers and growers, say top government functionaries. Speaking to Hill Post, Vidya Stokes, horticulture minister said, “the [...]Read more ›