Jammu and Kashmir

Bumper walnut crop ready to hit Rajouri market

A bumper walnut crop produced in the Kotranka Budhal block of Rajouri district is ready to hit the market. District horticulture officer of Rajouri Shafqat Hussain Khan: "There are two zones in Rajouri district- subtropical and temperate. We grow crops like citrus and mango in the subtropical zone. In the temperate zone that includes Kotranka Budhal, Thanamandi and Manjakot, walnut harvesting is going on right now.”

"A premium quality of walnut, [the] Kagzi walnut is grown here in an organic way. There is no use of fertilizers and pesticides," he added. Khan informed that the horticulture department promotes the plantation of various crops through different schemes. "We give subsidy on various facilities like irrigation, machinery and vermicompost for organic farming," he told newkerala.com. The officer further said that there is a lot of scope in the walnut plantation in the district and it gives a good income.

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