NABARD adopts Himachal villages for herbal plantation

Shimla: National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will adopt villages for developing as Herbal villages to promote herbal cultivation in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, said today. NABARD had already adopted 20 villages in Himachal Pradesh while 40 more villages were likely to be adopted by the bank under Village Development […]

Himachal launches AGRISNET portal for farmers

Shimla: Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal today launched the official AGRISNET (Agriculture Resource Information Systems and Networking) portal comprising of two modules, Government to Citizen (G2C) and Government to Government (G2G) services of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Departments through a common platform. He said the portal would cater to the problem solutions […]

Himachal flowers to spread fragrance in Commonwealth Games

Shimla: Flowers from Himachal Pradesh will spread its fragrance during the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi as the state has got bulk orders to supply flowers, namelt roses, carnations and marigolds, during the event. Central PWD, Delhi has already placed orders worth Rs.30 crore with the state for supplying flowers during the Games. Himachal is […]

Himachal’s early variety apples hit market

Shimla: Early varieties of apples from Himachal Pradesh have arrived in the market, attracting buyers from across the country. “The season has started well. The demand is high and the fresh arrivals always sell better than the later crop,” Horticulture Director Gurdev Singh was quoted in the media. He said varieties like Red Gold, Red […]

Anti hail guns: are they really needed in Himachal?

The hail stones have done the damage as usual, but the much promised anti hail guns for last two and a half years are yet to be seen and installed in ridges of apple growing belt of Shimla, Kullu, Mandi and Kinnaur districts. It’s been almost three years now since the inception of very idea […]

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