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The census 2011-2013

The production and area under production in dachinipora zone for the years 2011-2013 is as under
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Production. 2011-13
Block. Dry fruit MT Fresh ft MT
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– Year. Year. Year. Year
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Bijbehara. 937 1629 14696 43388
Dachpr 1474 7087 20713 22463
Sallar. 1338. 4540 9724 10385
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Area under production 2011-13
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Block Year. Year. Year. Year
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012. 013. 012. 013
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Bijbehara. 625 625 1837 1845
Dachpr 982_1089 2589 2520
Sallar. 892- 854 1212-1202
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The data has been compiled by the Chief Horticulture officer,Anantnag as per the request of Assistant grading and marketing officer,Horticulture planning and marketing, J&K government, Dachinipora Zone,Anantnag.
We have calculated 12944 MT of fresh fruit which comes out 12944000 Kg s and when we turn them into quintals we get the end result of 129440 quintals of dry fruit after excluding minor #uantity of 312 MT of almond.
Now if we configure them into shelled and kernels we get 32360 quintals of walnut shells (25%) and leave behind 75% which is to be converted into kernels from 97080 quintals of walnut.

From 97080 quintals of walnut we get 3883200 kgs of kernells and when converted into quintals we are left with 38832 quintals of Kernels.

So for 2013 we have 32360 quintals of walnuts and 38832 quintals of kernels.
Khan Mukhtar

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Jammu and Kashmir state with rich source of agriculture has all along been the source of resources for employment and other ways of livelihood for the populace.

But of late the conversion of agriculture land into something which is not related with this activity has created lot of problems.

When we draw a portrate of agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir we get a dismal presentation and picture is gloomy.

Th economy of the state is largely agrarian with 70% of population defendant on it and about 49% of the working population engaged in it.

The food grain production of India during the year 2010-2011 is 24156 thousand tones while it is only 137.15 thousand tones for J&K reflecting a low share of .06 per cent. Here demand is high and locals have to depend on imports which comes about Rs 1600 crores to fill the deficit gape of 5 lakh metric tones.

The net irrigated area during the year 1981-82 was 3.04 lakh hecters and it went upto 3.71 lakh hecters in 2008-09 reflecting marginal increase during the last 3 decades.

The state fails to qualify for national food security mission(NFSM).

One more field which is showing some promising results is horticulture which accounts only for 13% of the net sqwn area but contributes 45% of the states agriculture GDP. Six lakh families comprising of 30 lakh people are directly or indirectly involved in horticulture.

The rich source of income can be obtained by way of foreign exchange the state has earned by way of exports to different parts of the country.
During the year 2005-06 the quantity of fruits exports was estimated at 5552.45 Mts with foreign exchange of Rs 115.95 crores while during the year 2010-11 the quantity of fruit exported is estimated to be 9615.55 and foreign exchange earned as Rs. 208.4 croes .

During the year 2004-05 the. Percentage change over the year 2010-11 reveals that there was increase of about 73% on account of quantity exported and about 80% increase in terms of foreign exchange.

The total production of apple in India is estimated at 2891 thousand Mts which comprises 1852.41 thousand Mts from J&K reflecting a major share of about 64%.

Further in the state the percentage change for the year 2010-11 over the year 2004-05 reveals that there has been significant change of about 37% in terms of area and 65% change in respect to production however the productivity has only an increase of 17% during this period.

France leads the table with an average productivity of about 43mt/ha followed by Italy with 38mt/ha brazil 33mt/ha USA wit 33mt/ha. The average productivity of apple in world has been estimated at about 15mt/ha however the average productivity of apple in J&K continues to be a great concern with about 10mt/ha.

The Kashmiri saffron is one more casualty in Kashmir because it got a step motherly treatment from the corridors of power and cultivated land got diversified into highways and residential colonies..

The saffron being the costliest spice of the world but in Kashmir it has got a special status as it is attached with the very ethos of the people.

The percentage change for the year 2009 over 1097 is terrible and shocking.
The data available from the state financial commissioner,srinagar reveals that the area has gone down to 31% while the production level has reduced to 47% and even productivity has declined to about 23% during this period.
The contribution of saffron in terms of gross state domestic product(GSDP) during the year 2004-05 was recorded at .025% while it is 0.013% for the year 2009-10 indicating its gradual slump.

Spain has the highest productivity levels of more than 8 kg/hectare followed by Italy with 7.5 kg/hectare while it is only 2.15 kg/hectare in our state(acta horti-739,2007)while as in Iran we have 4 kg/hectare of production. Against the world productivity of almost 4.80 kg/hectare our productivity level stands only half of it.

The apex organization in state like SKUAST(K) and central institute of temperate horticulture(CITH) have made commendable job through research development however there is a vast scope for further improvement to increase the production and productivity trends particularly in case of Apple and safron.

Strong measure need to be taken for further exploration of high yielding varieties,production of high quality planting material,canopy management,high density plantation,rejuvination technology and water harvesting. RKVY can change the very fate of agriculture scenario provided strong research and extension efforts are required.

Equal emphases needs to be given to crop husbandry as food security and diversification are indispensable in nature. Technologies developed through front line demonstration(FLDs) and on farm-trails(OFTs) needs to be disseminated through main extension system for the benefit of farmers at large to change the outlook of the farming community from traditional agriculture to diversified agriculture.

We need to undertake a pack of steps that can change it for better.

Khan Mukhtar
Maribmariya@gmail.com

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kashmir The story of control.

The Kashmir,s torture trail,a documentary on Kashmir by the acclaimed BAFTA- winning film maker Mr Jezza Neumann was recently aired on channel 4 in the UK.

The hard hitting documentary follows a human rights lawyer probing how protesters were driven off the streets and peace imposed in one of the most heavily militarised places on earth.

The documentary highlighted the systematic human rights abuses in Kashmir. Uncovering a state-sanctioned torture program that has set India on a collision course with the international community.

The film exposes and maps a network of government run torture centers through which as the documentary says, as many as one in three Kashmiris have been hauled.

Filming as undercover in the valley is the reason as why Kashmir has remained one of the most under-reported conflicts on earth and there has always been attempts by a section of mainstream India media to discredit and sabotage any step in this direction to reach the voice of Kashmir to outside the world forums.

During the last 60 years whatever has happened in Kashmir has never been allowed to travel outside the valley lest the true face of Indian democracy may be seen by the outside inhabitants.

The voice the miserable conditions and the fate of inhabitants have always remained a mystery for all living outside as notion has always been created that everything is normal in Kashmir.

The unmarked graves the mysterious disappearances of innocent youths and the draconian laws have made the life of Kashmir a hell and whoever tried to raise voice is labeled as terrorist and killed in fake encounters.

The Indian security system has taken every inhuman steps to crush the voice of miserable people under the guise of law and order problems.
They can pickup anybody and keep him in confinement without trial under AFSPA(Armed forces special power act) for years together.

There are instances if illegal confinements throughout length and breadth of the state and fake encounters have became a routine matter.

The fake encounters have now turned into a industry because security forces use it as a tool to get promotions and monetary benefits from the government of India under the mission : fight against terrorism;.

Skies are watching and time will come when pot will get full up to brim by the tears of innocent Kashmiris and heavens will ultimately come to our rescue as we have none elsewhere to protect.

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The jaleel Andrabi Case

During the year 1996 human rights activist and a member of amnesty international was picked up by the Rashtriya rifles regiment under the command of Major Avtar but his body was found floating in the jhelum river a few days later after his arrest.

The main person responsible was non other than Major Avtar singh and it was even established by the local police.

The major in connivance with home ministry of India disappeared from Kashmir and was smuggled out of country to avoid rule of law.

The innocent soul of Jaleel Andrabi was bruised just few days later when he had returned from Geneva where he had addressed a UN session about human rights violations by India in Kashmir.

On the evening of March 8, 1996 Andrabi was driving home with his wife when he was stopped and taken away by army personnel who were apparently waiting for him.

Twenty days later police asked Andrabi,s younger brother to identify a body recovered from a jute sack in the jhelum river.. It was Andrabi, his hands tied behind his back,his eyes gouged out.

The special investigation team formed to investigate the case_ at the order of high court in Kashmir reported that everything pointed to Major Avtar singh of 25 Rashtriya Rifles unit as the person who had committed the murder. It was also found that in order to eliminate the trail,singh had murdered four Kashmiri counter insurgents who had witnessed the killing.

The home ministry and external affairs ministry played a active role to save singh just to avoid setting a precedent for Indian soldier accused of human rights violations to appear before the law.

There was inter pol alert for singh but he was never deported from the hiding- Selma ,California, USA.

The story to catch singh alive failed as on Saturday,9th,June 2012, the killer of Andrabi got killed his family of 4 including his wife and at the end of the bloody game killed himself. End of a Murderer.

Justice is still alluding an as the family members of Andrabi have an firm belief that Singh was not alone involved but the other people who master minded it are roaming free.

The Americans are pestering other countries to deport the people who have committed crimes back home but Safe passage of Avtar Singh in American speaks duel policy. He has been living a decent life and carrying his trucking business under the watchful eyes of over active American law enforcing agencies who catch anybody having Khan as surname.

It means that Americans were doing it to appease India who had smuggled him into American safe heavens after committing crimes in neglected land of Kashmir.

Let us wait for the real justice.

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I believe that once we are through in this world the hiccups we come across during contours of our life experiences can give us a lesson to face the judgment day.

The life after death is a fact of it and one who diverts his attention during  his lifetime to pass only those roads where ways and means are spread to secure one,s judgement day,is ultimately a blessed soul.

You can be conflict with your existence but the real funda of life lies in the fact to be peace with soul and body.

I have come across people who are adament in their aporoach of life that tantamount which means  to say   their worldky  affairs have nothing to do with tthe judgment day.

As a rule of life and as a pure Muslim,we have to live in this finishing world under the guidance of holly scripts of Quran and make our ultimate journey peaceful.

You have to live under the filthy materialistic pursuits in this temporary world but one who listens to his/her conscience in an approach to make his/her  end peaceful,will never get dyed under the colors of decit.

We need to get dawned with the basic concept of life which percolate to say that our   ultimate aim should be to make our external world eternal and peaceful.

The potion of love.

When we are conceptualized into a living objective,we get love even if we are still in embryonic fluid.

Love knows no boundaries,it gets transpired the movement you have choice to transfer it and another person whether needs it or not,makes no difference since the affection bug loves to love.

Many people use diffrent yard sticks to measure and dispense it on the bases of volumes,you get in return but the one who does it without reciprocation generally runs away with the hot cake.

Selfishness generally disturbs the equation of love between two people since you always  weigh the love in the  measuring scale,which if doesn’t weigh the way you need it,percolate into difference of relations.

Your mother loves,you sister too shows affection,your spouse too love you,your children also are part of it ,your father fits the bill too so on and so forth but one who does it wuthout return wheel is the real messenger of love otherwise it gets traded either in the name of relations or as a partner of duel policy.

I love the way i got it from family and friends without iota of selfishness.

ust come up with an action plan of maximizing the month’s blessings and rewards. And what better way to do that than to follow the practices of our Holy Prophet (PBUH) and how he used to observe the last ten blessed days of Ramadan. His footsteps lead to the path of righteousness and ultimate blessings. So what did our Prophet (PBUH) do in the last quarter of Ramadan? Here are a few practices that he used to carry out:

1. According to Aisha (RA)

“The Prophet (PBUH) used to strive hard (in worship) in the last ten nights of Ramadan as he never did at any other time.” (Sahih Muslim, 7:1767)

He used to prepare himself to spend the last nights in constant worship, prayer, and supplication, seeking Allah’s (SWT) endless mercy, forgiveness, and blessings. The Prophet (PBUH) used to push himself extra hard and dedicate himself- mind, body, and soul- to Allah (SWT) during the last days. His worship’s intensity and frequency was not like other days of the year- it was much more.

2. In another narration, Aisha (RA) said:

“With the start of the last ten days of Ramadan, the Prophet (PBUH) used to tighten his waist belt (i.e. work hard) and used to pray all the night, and used to keep his family awake for the prayers” (Sahih Muslim 2024)

He encouraged his family to follow suit- to sacrifice their sleep and spend those blessed nights in prostrating to the Almighty and seeking His good favor and refuge. He told them to engage in zikr (praise and remembrance of Allah (SWT) and prayer during the late hours, for the late hours of the night are most blessed.

3. Abu Hurairah reported:

“The Prophet would perform I’tikaf during the last ten (days) of Ramadan until Allah took him.” (Al-Tirmidhi 790)

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) isolated himself from the world and observed Itikaf in the mosque during the period of the last ten days of Ramadan. Itikaf essentially entails separating yourself from all sorts of worldly distractions and re-orienting yourself towards the sole purpose of worshipping Allah (SWT) and praising Him in various forms and capacities. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) practiced this spiritual seclusion every year during the last days of Ramadan and he encouraged his followers to leave the world behind and devote their entire being to Allah (SWT).

4. According to another hadith:

“Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) was the most generous of all the people, and he used to be more generous in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel used to meet him. Gabriel used to meet him every night in Ramadan to study the Holy Qur’an carefully together. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) used to become more generous than the fast wind when he met Gabriel” (Sahih Bukhari 3220).

The Prophet (PBUH) devoted his time in Ramadan in reciting the Holy Quran as much as could, especially in the last few days of Ramadan, to gain Allah’s (SWT) infinite favor.

5. Aisha (RA) is reported to have said that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:

“Seek Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree) in the odd nights out of the last ten nights of Ramadan.” (Sahih Bukhari, 9:202)

The messenger of Allah (SWT) used to seek Layla tul-Qadr, the night of decree, in the last ten nights of Ramadan. Lailat-ul-Qadr is more likely to fall on the odd nights of the last quarter of Ramadan and it is on this blessed night of decree where rewards of worship and Ibadaah are multiplied many times over by the Almighty. Allah (SWT) acclaims this night to be better than a thousand months (Quran 97:3). It is a night where sins are forgiven and mercy is showered by our Lord.

So schedule your last ten days of Ramadan in a way to maximize the blessings and rewards they have to offer- your Lord wants you to turn to Him, don’t keep Him waiting!

RAMADHAN 2017

The holy month of Ramadhan shareef 2017 had set in and first day of fasting started today,the 28th of May.

This is one of the pillars on which our faith is seated and all Muslims are bound to follow to get blessed and therefore make the day of judgement a pleasurable experience.

The basic idea is not to refrain from eating anything from dusk to dawn but it has something more stored for the faithfulls and if they  really know the hidden importance of such sacred month,they will keep fasts for whole year.

Our faith hinges on 5 important God given directions which when completed gets our faith accomplished and fasting is one among them but this ritual has hidden agenda embedded under the basic cause of it.

When we fast, 1. we understand the fate of people who are hungry due to poverty,  2.by fasting we clean our soul thereby discipline our life, 3.we develop habit to prey all the five times, 4.we dressup our behaviour so discipline our activities, 5.we burn our worldly desires therefore world is rendered peacefull and last but not the least we get a chance to come further close to Him.

One who derives the pleasure faithfully gets his life blessed otherwise we will be only thirsty and hungry but will get nothing in return but exhaust our soil and body.

Let us prostrate AND SUBMIT to Him to get blessed though this blessed month.Aameen.

The term reverse sweep is used by the army when it revisit the area combed earlier during day time just to ensure again there is no militant,insurgent or enemy force around the already sanitized area.

But it seems either the force is inefficient or are taxed which has failed them yesterday in Shopian siege when during their reverse sweep at 6Pm they were targeted by the enemy force which killed a local driver who was driving security in his private vehicle.

What a sanitization and what a sweep drive.

Good morning

Start the day with the charming facevto spread happiness around.

Internet still banned in Kashmir so seem we are caged as if in stone age.

Truth and reconciliation

The Case For A Truth And Reconciliation Commission in Kashmir

Every time one thinks that life in Kashmir has returned to its normal course and hopes that no more innocent lives are lost, the hope gets mercilessly shattered with news of young boys dying in protests. Death is not new to Kashmir. Here seasons’ change, moods change, governments change but the only thing that remains constant is the loss of innocent life. Since the nineties, fake encounters, extra-judicial killings, internal displacements, disappearances etc have marred the struggle for a permanent solution of the conflict. Unfortunately, in focussing on the political aspects of the discourse, the concept of justice to the people, has taken a backseat. 


The recent deaths of eight young civilians on the polling day once again underscores the need move beyond the sovereignty versus azaadi debate or even the embittered dynamics of the neighbourhood territorial dispute and mend fences closer home, before the embers of dissatisfaction spill over the streets again.The narrative should shift stance on justice dispensation, a crucial facet, which is often ignored by the political class and state institutions alike. Pursuing the idea of justice in the strife torn landscape of Kashmir is a particularly tricky proposition for several reasons. Yet this is precisely why, delivering justice is imperative to the reconciliation process and rebuilding strained relations in this protracted conflict. 

Invoking transitional justice that is armed with both judicial and non-judicial remedies such as fact finding and truth-telling initiatives, criminal prosecutions, reparation processes, vetting and institutional reform can perhaps alleviate the long festering wounds of the Kashmiri people. 

In terms of a concrete measure, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission can be established, by the central legislature aided by International jurists, as a sincere manifestation of its commitment towards addressing the massive human rights abuses that have plagued Kashmir over decades, with an eye on restoring the dignity of individuals. 

CONSTITUTION OF THE TRC 

Historically TRCs are instituted by the State/regime in power, post the conflict period. This has been cited as a reason to keep its formation in abeyance, given the ongoing armed conflict and widespread civil unrest in Kashmir. However, the open ended nature of the Commission’s mandate offers a window of opportunity, if the period to be probed pertains to the past, say the troubled nineties. So a specific mandate, with an inclusive term of reference, that cover actions by state as well as armed non state actors to investigate and document the truth behind the dark period in the Valley’s past, namely, the forced disappearances, the unmarked graves, the pandit exodus and the extra judicial killings in detention camps, may open the door for justice that has long eluded Kashmir. 

Further an effective reparations policy is a must, as it comprises the most tangible efforts of atonement, bearing a direct impact on the victim’s welfare. Official public apologies, a specialised health care program for survivors, pension for victims and victims’ families, rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons as well as symbolic reparation via identification of the mass graves, memorialisation of victims, publicly listing names of the disappeared and the dead, disclosure of offenders’ names and vetting in official posts to avoid recidivism are important measures in redressing past abuses and regaining the lost trust. 

Equally, holding public hearings to record testimonies of victims, witnesses and perpetrators to officially acknowledge the truth must not be underscored as it has unparalleled effects on the sufferers’, survivors’, their families’ and the community’s psyche by providing due recognition of wrongs, creating an authoritative record, according responsibility and lifting the veil of impunity that offender’s enjoy by naming and shaming. 

For the government, it provides the opportunity to shoulder meaningful responsibility of addressing the judicial aspect of a political problem that has been long skirted. Effectively it can extinguish long standing fires of distrust and alienation, while disengaging from the larger political scenario that requires a consensus, which is hard to achieve at present. Further, it strikes the right balance between maintaining the State’s authority and public accountability, while circumventing the question of allowing third party involvement, which has been the subject of much debate, thereby avoiding all discordant notes. If successfully executed, it would amount to revitalising a moribund dialogue, significantly boosting the government’s credibility in the valley and would bring about a holistic closure for the masses while reiterating the state’s obligation towards fostering reconciliation with the people. 

The role of the media is crucial in unearthing and dissemination of facts and walking the thin line to maintain a balanced and objective coverage without becoming polarised in its narrative. Significant media initiatives include documentaries on the report with the aim of contributing towards building a collective memory and educating the masses. For example, the report of the Argentine National Commission on the Disappeared (Nunca Mas meaning Never Again), is widely used for civic education and reprinted in various formats. 

No doubt for its critics transitional justice with its emphasis on restorative rather than retributive justice, particularly in the context of systematic human rights abuses can seem like too little too late. However its benefits may outweigh its misgivings. Its flexibility allows for an efficacious justice delivery within the contours of the socio-political ground reality. Moreover, as an official agency, it lends the much needed stamp of legitimacy and state recognition needed to restore public faith in the rule of law and equality before law. It should therefore be viewed as an opportunity to leverage access to justice that has remained a mirage for the average Kashmiri, rather than an outright denial of justicprerequisite for the process. An onus on truth seeking instead of obliterating facts and figures, armins the power to hold soteallowistatements tform the basis of criminal prosecutions where grave crimes have been committed and providing adequate resources such as legal support staff are critical to piece together a comprehensive, well documented history of past abuses and atrocities. 

Finally, the report itself should be considered an important national document, its recommendations implemented in letter and spirit, with the long term aim of reconciling a divisive society with a deeply troubled past. This includes inter alia reforms of state institutions and policies by reviewing acts like AFSPA that bestow sweeping powers and have the tendency to turn into draconian laws if left unfettered, if proposed by the Commission. 

Azaadi can mean several things to several people – for those who’ve suffered and seen wrong without justice being meted out, it could well mean having access to justice, even if restorative.