Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hing seeds-Ferula assa-foetida seeds

Scientists sow ‘pure’ heeng seeds to help farmers reap benefits

 |  | New Delhi

For the first time, in high altitudes of Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul & Spiti, Indian scientists have successfully sown high-quality seeds of Asafoetida locally known as heeng (botanical name: Ferula assa-foetida L.), imported from Iran, to help the cold deserts’ farmers to commercially grow the much-sought after high-valued spice.
Given that currently India imports about 1,145 tonnes of raw Heeng annually from Afghanistan (73 per cent), Iran (14 per cent) and Uzbekistan (13 per cent) incurring approximately $77 million per year, all eyes are now on the indigenous project undertaken by the scientists from the CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT), Palampur.
Though, some farmers have taken initiative to grow the heeng herb in their land privately, it is of inferior quality or adulterated which are not good for health, said Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director of the IHBT.
Whereas, he pointed out, the heeng seeds procured by our institute (IHBT) have been quarantined by the national authorised body, ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), declaring them to be healthy and free of pests.
“The seeds have been quarantined so that they are weed-free. We have sown them in a tract at our Centre for High Altitude Biology (CeHAB) at Ribling, Lahaul & Spiti as well as at our lab in Palampur. “While at the local lab, seeds have been already germinated, we are now waiting for the snow to melt at the CeHAB centre where seeds will germinate in natural cold conditions,” said Dr Sanjay Kumar.
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In India, it can be cultivated in a wide range of sub-Himalayan region of northern India, viz. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand, added Dr Ashok Kumar, Scientist, Agrotechnology of Medicinal, Aromatic and Commercially Important Plants Division, IHBT.
Once it is commercially cultivated, the spice has potential to not only provide jobs to unemployed youths, boost the income of the farmers but also offer alternate substitute to regular crops which are facing animal menace or extreme weather conditions.
“Once the heeng project kicks-off, we will also work on improving the technology for extracting resin efficiently as well as conduct experiment if it can be grown in the lower altitudes also,” said Dr Ashok Kumar.
Heeng or Asafoetida is a perennial herb that produces pungently flavoured oleo-gum resin in its fleshy roots which has medicinal properties related to digestive system, cleansing and strengthening the gastro-intestinal tract, Dr Ashok Kumar said.
The international value crop has high demand in the pharmaceutical sector. This plant takes five years for maturing shrubs and producing gum. An average of 30 gm fresh gum can be extracted from a single shrub.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Ginkgo tree cultivation in India

We have a very expensive tree at our study centre,which is famous the world over,especially in nuclear accidents.This was cutivated after a lot of research.This plant even survieved the neclear bomb that was droped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.It is called Ginkgo biloba.It has medicinal values  in abundance.We have managed to cultivate that here in Kashmir.

Walnut tree cultivation in india

Walnuts are popularly known as “akhroot or akhrot” in India and they are grown in the northwestern  Himalayan belt, expanding up to Sikkim & Darjeeling. In India, commercial farming of walnut is limited and mainly cultivated in Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Kiwi fruits in Kashmir market

Kiwi plants are usually propagated asexually by grafting fruiting varieties onto rootstock or by rooting kiwi cuttings. They may also be propagated by seed, but the resulting plants are not guaranteed to be true to the parent plants.Propagating kiwi cuttings is a fairly simple process for the home gardener.

How long does it take for a kiwi tree to bear fruit?
Growing kiwi from seed is not complicated but it will take between 3 to 5 yearsbefore you can take a bite into your home-grown kiwi fruit. Don't despair though, there's plenty to enjoy until your first fruit harvest.

How do kiwi plants reproduce?
To get seeds in a kiwifruit, a female flower must be pollinated – the more pollen it gets, the more seeds it produces. Kiwifruit flowers are pollinated by insects, but the flowers are a bit unusual. The male and female reproductive parts are in separate flowers, which grow on separate plants.

What climate does kiwi fruit grow in?
It may surprise you to know that kiwis will thrive in just about any climate that experiences at least a month of below 45 degree F temperatures in winter. The vines need a period of cold to set fruit. The kiwis available at the grocery store, Actinidia deliciosa, are native to China.

Do Kiwi grow trees?
Growing Hardy Kiwi Vine In The Garden. Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa) is an attractive, sweet fruit that is produced mostly in California and New Zealand. However, if you live in an area that has mild winters and a frost-free season long enough for the fruit to ripen, you can grow hardy kiwi plants in your garden.

Do male kiwi plants produce fruit?
Additionally, the female flowers do not produce pollen. ... Because the male kiwivines do not bear fruit, they put all of their energy into vine growth and are, thus, often more vigorous and larger than their female counterparts.

Are Kiwi self pollinating?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is a benefit of growing the self-pollinating Issai: It can also serve as a pollinator for female kiwiberry vines. Arctic Kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta) will not cross pollinate with the hardy Kiwi (Actinidia arguta). If your male Kiwi has white and pink markings on the leaves it is an Arctic Kiwi.

How do you take care of a kiwi plant?
Make sure you mulch around your small plants. Make sure once you plant your hardy kiwi vine transplants, you water them daily until they take hold. After that, you can slack off a little, as they prefer well-drained soil once they are settled.

Do Kiwis have wings?
The vestigial wings are so small that they are invisible under the bristly, hair-like, two-branched feathers. While most adult birds have bones with hollow insides to minimise weight and make flight practicable, kiwi have marrow, like mammals and the young of other birds.

Can Kiwis grow tropical climate?
It may surprise you to know that kiwis will thrive in just about any climate that experiences at least a month of below 45 degree F temperatures in winter. The vines need a period of cold to set fruit. The kiwis available at the grocery store, Actinidia deliciosa, are native to China.

Can we grow kiwi fruit in India?
Kiwi or Chinese gooseberry (Actinidia deliciosa) is grown widely in New Zealand, Italy, USA, China, Japan, Australia, France,Pakistan,Iran, Kashmir, Chile and Spain.Kiwi is mostly grown in the mid hills of Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, J & K, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Punjab, Silguri,Tamil Nadu,Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh,Karnataka,Uttarakhand and Kerala.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Pistachio cultivation in India

Pista trees in India

Pista (Pistachio),Blueberry, Apple tree, Apricort tree ,Goji berry tree, Ginkgo biloba tree , Almond tree, Peach tree, Pear tree, Amlok tree, Howthorne tree ,Hazel tree, Zaitoon tree , Walnut seed and medicinal and herbal plants.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

The Hurriyat leaders are sitting on a graveyard of martyrs. We fought, but they became the heroes.”

The Hurriyat leaders are sitting on a graveyard of martyrs. We fought, but they became the heroes.”
“I didn’t come from Nepal. I came a long ago. I’ve completed my jail term of 10.5 years. I’m going to file FIR against those who’ve said that I came from Nepal, if they don’t apologise,” Khan says.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lal Chowk Chalo

By Shafq Hamadani
Chalo programmes of the past few years include Lal Chowk Chalo, which were always prevented by authorities and have been suspended for the time being; Muzaffarabad Chalo (August 11, 2008), when communalist groups from Jammu blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway and the Valley’s fruit-growers sought an alternative route to transport their produce to outside markets. Most Senior militant leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz was killed during this march.
According to rough estimates, over 12 lakh people converged on Aziz’ hometown on August 16 on the Pampore Chalo call given for the slain 

Historic Lal Chowk sealed to foil JRL march against Kulgam killings

JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow, Lal Chowk 'chalo' on Tuesday

Saturday, September 29, 2018

blue berry cultivation in kashmir

Blue berry cultivation in Kashmir

Growing a blueberry plant is like having a fresh blueberry stand in your own backyard. Our blueberry plants will produce abundant crops of juicy, delicious, antioxidant-rich berries that you can enjoy in a number of ways.

Northern Highbush Blueberries are vigorous and very cold-hardy, making them perfect for growers in cooler climates.

S.H. Blueberries are heat-tolerant, which means they excel in climates with higher Southern

N.H. Blueberries are heat-tolerant, which means they excel in climates with higher average temperatures.

If you have a small-space garden, plant half-high or “dwarf” Patio Blueberry Plants either in the ground or in containers.

Aloe-vera-plants also available
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Kashmiri Mongra Saffron

Health Benefits of Saffron. Saffron is a very costly spice, used to flavor and color food. The
spice is actually the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus, a member of the iris family. ... It is thought that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world.
Pricing : 3100.00 (10 grams), 6200.00 (20 grams), 12400.00 40 grams) (As on date)

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Kiwi to grow in valley, 15 times costlier than apple

For the first time, Horticulture Department Kashmir is growing climbers of a fresh fruit, Kiwi, in the Valley; the fruit sells 15 times costlier than apple in the market.

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After finding the local climatic conditions conducive for the growth of the fruit, the horticulture department has decided to sell five thousand Kiwi plants to the growers in the first phase of the cultivation. The department will start distribution of the plants from coming February. 

 “Climate of valley is very conducive for the growth of Kiwi and we have already tested the plant in the local environs. The plants have emerged nicely in the soil, bearing fruit in bumper and leaving no problem in ripening,” said Director Horticulture Kashmir, M S Qasba. 
 Kiwi is originally native of China from where it has spread to New Zealand, which has climatic conditions that are almost in sync with the climatic conditions of the valley. In keeping with the temperate climate of the valley, the experts broached the idea of testing the fruit here, which convinced the experts to go ahead with the mission of producing Kiwi in Valley.

While Kiwi is a perennial plant with broad leaves on its branches, it has a rapid rate of transpiration and requires irrigation frequently for its growth and development. In the months of June and July, Kiwi will require irrigation from 4 to 5 times.

“Due to higher transpiration rate, the Orchards need to be irrigated many a time to avoid loss of growth of the fruit. We have already advised the growers not to grow the fruit in un-irrigated fields,” said the Director, adding that the fruit starts ripening in the month of August and is harvested in October.

After 4th year of its transplantation, Kiwi starts bearing fruit and a full grown plant yields upto 50 kgs. The potato size Kiwi is expected to outshine the valley’s popular fruit apple as it sells at a much higher rate than apple in the market.

“One Kilogram of Kiwi sells in the market from rupees 200 to 300 as compared to apple which sells at the rate of rupees 20 to 40. This in itself attests the fact, how profitable it is to grow the exotic variety of fresh fruit in the valley,” said Qasba .

As the fruit will engender a diversification of fresh fruit, the Horticulture Department is optimistic that its cultivation will be beneficial for the fruit industry.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

tanacetum vulgare,tansy plant

Tansy is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family, native to temperate Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to other parts of the world, including North America, and in some areas has become invasive.
Tansy flower plant

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 tree , Almond tree, Peach tree, Pear tree, Amlok tree, Howthorne tree ,Hazel tree, Pican,Chestnut,Hazelnut, Zaitoon tree , Walnut seed and medicinal and herbal plants.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Database of Medicinal Plants in India

Tansy flower
Database on Medicinal Plants “Comprehensive Database on Some Important Medicinal Plants havingCentral Council for research in Ayurvedic Sciences successesfully and the data have been displayed in the form of an e-portal entitled “Database on MedicinalPlants” . Afore mentioned e-portal is uploaded on webpage http// with the consultation of National Informatics Centre (NIC). Keeping in the mind for all type of searcher, the information in prepared e-portal regarding authors, title of the article, book / journal name, publisher, volume, page no., year etc. for all collected references is fed with user-friendly search option with necessary hyperlinks to guide further. Nearly 33,700 references are collected pertaining to the 16 selected medicinal plants. Out of these, approximately 22,000 reprints / abstracts could so far have been collected. Collected data includes the classical literature from Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy system of medicine as well as modern literature from various books and journals covering basic and applied science like Botany, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, etc. and medicine. The e-portal “Database on Medicinal Plants” will act as a common platform at which maximum possible published information on a particular medicinal plant can be accessed.
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Monday, August 27, 2018

Exotic products such as Kiwi, hazelnuts, asparagus make their way into India plates

NEW DELHI: When Gurgaon resident Avanti Agarwal (name changed) got married this year, dishes made of white asparagus that she had arranged to be served turned out to be a huge hit.

Kiwi is mostly grown in the mid hills of Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, J & K, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,Karnataka,Uttarakhand  and Kerala.  Having been very newly introduced in the country estimates of area and production have not yet become available. 

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"We had a separate stall serving white asparagus because it is healthier and more nutritious than the green one. Everyone loved the salads and soups made from it," said Avanti who is a vice president with a multinational bank and a health freak. She is also a regular at gourmet stores in the National Capital. Avanti is not an exception and this is not something that's reserved for special occasions. The grocery lists of many households these days have exotic products such as hazelnuts, asparagus, basil and kiwi fruit— products that were barely visible in the country a few years ago and now increasingly appealing to the Indian palette.

Consider this: India imported $270,000 worth of shelled hazelnuts in the first four months of this financial year compared with $150,000 in the whole of 2014-15. Similarly, asparagus imports have already crossed $160,000 compared with $400,000 last year. Imports of herbs such as rosemary and basil, the foreign cousin of the desi tulsi plant, have more than doubled to $3.5 million in this period from the whole of 2014-15.

Purchases of exotic fruit, vegetables, oils and other ingredients are increasing, thanks to higher incomes, the opening up of gourmet food stores and the rising number of Indians travelling abroad and bringing new tastes back home. Add to this, cookery shows -- both Indian and foreign – that have exposed the upper middle-class to a range of ingredients and dishes so much that the level of experimentation has gone up dramatically.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Flood Helpline No's of Kerala

Kerala floods: Helpline numbers, emergency contact details, and how you can help with donations,
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supplies, medicines

Kerala has been ravaged by unprecedented floods following torrential rains that also triggered landslides, claiming 97 lives since 8 August besides disrupting air, rail and road traffic in several places. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had on 12 August undertook an aerial survey of the floot-hit regions and announced an immediate central assistance of Rs 100 crore to the state for relief works.

The Kerala government has put out appeals for financial donations and essential items for thousands of displaced people, living in relief camps around the state.

Here's how you can help those affected by the Kerala floods:

Contribute through the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF)

The chief minister's office released a letter appealing for help to rebuild the lives of people affected by the floods in Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, "We have an important task before us, the task of bringing life back to normalcy."
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Donations can be made through cheques or demand drafts (DD), or internet banking. Address for cheques: The Principal Secretary (Finance) Treasurer, Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram – 1;

To contribute online -

Account number: 67319948232
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: City branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFS Code: SBIN0070028
Name of Donee: CMDRF
The chief minister's office has also released helpline numbers.

Kasargod: 9446601700
Kannur: 91-944-668-2300
Kozhikode: 91-944-653-8900
Wayanad: 91-807-840-9770
Malappuram: 91-938-346-3212
Malappuram: 91-938-346-4212
Thrissur: 91-944-707-4424
Thrissur: 91-487-236-3424
Palakkad: 91-830-180-3282
Ernakulam: 91-790-220-0400
Ernakulam: 91-790-220-0300
Alappuzha: 91-477-223-8630
Alappuzha: 91-949-500-3630
Alappuzha: 91-949-500-3640
Idukki: 91-906-156-6111
Idukki: 91-938-346-3036
Kottayam: 91-944-656-2236
Kottayam: 91-944-656-2236
Pathanamthitta: 91-807-880-8915
Kollam: 91-944-767-7800
Thiruvananthapuram: 91-949-771-1281

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Organic farming Kashmir/India

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The Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre's  Herb Garden playscentral role in the education of our students. Botanical medicine students study and cultivate a variety of medicinal plants throughout their life cycle. Many of these plants are harvested at their seasonal peak for creating medicinal tinctures and salves. Nutrition classes use the cultivated culinary herbs and organic vegetables in the instition's whole-food kitchen lab. The garden is designed, cultivated and managed by students and volunteers under the guidance of the garden manager and assistant garden manager with a combined total over 21 years of experience.
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Epilobium parviflorum, commonly known as the hoary  willowherb or smallflower hairy willowherb, is a  herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the Onagraceae family.

Police said that two people who are non-state residents made an abortive bid to raise tricolour but were whisked away.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

What happened in kashmir in 2008

Separatist leaders have paid  rich tributes to slain Hurriyat leader , farmer supreme commander Sheikh Abdul Aziz on his 10th death anniversary.  
shaheed-e-Azeemat Sheikh  Aziz 
Aljehad & Chairman of People's Leauge ,
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani described him as a visionary leader. “shaheed-e-Azeemat" usually used to remain silent in the company of his fellow leaders, yet his body language would speak louder than his words. He always remained ready to sacrifice even his life for the sacred cause. This he proved on 11th of August 2008 by facing the bullets while leading a march towards Muzzarafabad. The best way to pay tributes to him and others is to remain steadfast on our resolve and take the ongoing movement to its logical end,” a spokesman of the conglomerate quoted Geelani as having said while telephonically addressing a conference organised by Hurriyat at its head office here.
Geelani urged all the units of Hurriyat Conference to kick start a door to door election boycott campaign, the spokesman said, adding that the conference was presided over by the Hurriyat general secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumji
In a statement, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik while paying rich tributes to the late leader said, 
Jinab Sheikh Sahib was a humble soul, a dedicated fighter who remained in the front row of the movement and sacrificed his life for the Kashmir cause.” 

What happened in Kashmir in 2008
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Muzaffarabad chalo - Tribune India

Tuesday, August 12, 2008, Chandigarh, India ... SrinagarAugust 11. At least four persons, ... while all educational institutions would be closed till August 14.