Organic Farming: A new face of Ladakh’s Agriculture

Organic farming has seen a surge in popularity among farmers and consumers alike as a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution due to negative environmental effects of conventional and modern farming methods.

Moreover, it emphasizes natural processes, low use of chemicals, and comprehensive land management. In view of the increasing demand for organic farming and its products, the government has been promoting it as a chemical-free farming with its different ongoing schemes like ...

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University of Jammu launches booklet on culturing techniques of newly discovered mushroom at GDC Drass

Kargil, Oct 09, 2023: The Dept. of Botany, University of Jammu launches a booklet on the culturing techniques of newly discovered Mushroom, Kargil Dingrii, at Government Degree College Drass. 

Professor Yash Pal Sharma, Dept. of Botany, University of Jammu organized an awareness campaign on “Mushrooms for Nutrition, Health and Well-being” at GDC Drass under the project National Mission on Himalayan studies (NMHS).

A booklet dealing with the culturing techniques, crop management and con...

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SKUAST-K hands over technologies on cucumber & broccoli cultivating to Agri Dept Ladakh

Leh, 04 August:  SKUAST-K High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute (HIMAARI) Leh transferred two technologies – cultivation of greenhouse cucumber in Ladakh and technology for extended season of broccoli cultivation – to the Department of Agriculture, UT Ladakh for their horizontal expansion and commercialization.

A document was handed over to Secretary (Agriculture) UT Ladakh, Ravinder Kumar by Associate Director HMAARI SKUAST-K Leh, Dr. Dorjay Namgyal in presence of Chief Agricultu...

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Administrative Secretary Agriculture Ravinder Kumar Visits Button Mushroom Unit at Phyang

Leh, July 04: Administrative Secretary Agriculture & Horticulture along with Chief Agriculture Officer Thinles Dawa visited button mushroom unit of an entrepreneur at Phyang, Leh.

The Entrepreneur Rinchen Angchok Mama demonstrated advanced techniques, which maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact. Button mushrooms are to be harvested when the CAP size is 30-45 mm in diameter, whereas Oyster mushroom is harvested when the fruiting body becomes curled under edges and wel...

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Taisuru residents protest installation of transmission line on agricultural land

VoL Desk, June 17: A delegation representing the residents of Taisuru visited the Council Secretariat and Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kargil to voice their demand for the installation of an electricity transmission line on the outskirts of their village, as opposed to agricultural land within the village.

Master Mohd Issa Bakshi, speaking to a correspondent from Voice of Ladakh, expressed concerns over the scarcity of cultivable land in the village. He stated that the installation of ...

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CEC Feroz Khan chairs meeting regarding development of agriculture, allied sectors in Kargil

Heads of all departments, progressive farmers’ discus agriculture sector in Kargil

Kargil April 05, 2023: Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Khan today chaired a meeting with Director DIHAR, DRDO, Leh Dr OP Chaurasia and officials of other concerned departments regarding the development of agriculture and allied sectors in Kargil district.

Executive Councilor Agriculture, LAHDC, Kargil, Mohsin Ali, Executive Councilor for Animal and Sheep Husbandry, LAHDC, Kargil, Agha Syed Mehdi Fazli,...

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Ladakh Organic Fair 2023 observed in Kargil

Kargil, March 11, 2023: Ladakh Organic Fair 2023 organized by the Department of Agriculture, LAHDC Kargil was observed here today at Auditorium Hall Kargil.

Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan was the chief guest on the occasion besides  Executive Councilor (EC) for Agriculture, Mohsin Ali, EC Works Mubarak Shah Naqvi, EC Social Welfare, Syed Mehdi Fazily, Chairman Ladakh Haj Committee, Mohammad Ali Majaz, ACD Kargil Ghulam Mohammad, Chief Agriculture Offi...

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DC Kargil chairs DLMC meet for formation, promotion of FPOs

Kargil, Feb 28, 2023: Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Santosh Sukhedeve today chaired a meeting of District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) for formation and promotion of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).

The meeting was attended by Chief Agriculture Officer, Kacho Muhammad, Chief Horticulture Officer, Ali Raza, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr Muhammad Ismail, Principal Scientist Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kargil, Dr Muhammad Mehdi Akhone, AD Fisheries, Murtaza Ali, Depu...

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Farmers sell fresh vegetables produced in Ladakh Green Houses

Leh, Feb 06:  Executive Councillor, LAHDC Leh, Ghulam Mehdi, and Secretary, Agriculture, Ravinder Kumar, inaugurated the sale of fresh vegetables produced in the poly-carbonate Ladakh Green Houses at Main Market, Leh today.

Around three quintals of fresh vegetables produced in poly-carbonate Ladakh Green Houses by the farmers from Taru, Basgo, and Nimoo villages were for sale. 

Executive Councillor Ghulam Mehdi shared that Ladakh, in the true sense is treading on the path to achieving ...

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Brainstorming session organised on winter vegetable cultivation in Ladakh

LEH, Jan 21: A one-day brainstorming session on ‘winter vegetable cultivation in Ladakh’ was organised by DIHAR-DRDO and Agriculture Department, Leh at DIHAR Campus, Leh. 

The objective of the session was to seek feedback on the performance of Ladakh Greenhouse on the farmer’s field, and the scope for improvement.

The brainstorming session was attended by officers from the Agriculture Department, scientists, and researchers from DIHAR, SKUAST, and CAZRI, and progressive farmers from di...

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