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Ultimate goal of education is to contribute ‘back to society’



Anantnag student expands on the concept of learning from SKUAST

Post by Younus Rashid

A young female student pursuing an MSc in Agricultural Economics at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST – Kashmir) chooses to be independent and demonstrates the practical application of her course by successfully establishing a fruit plant nursery where a couple of others also earn their living.

A young, ambitious student Gowhar Jabeen started the Kiwi nursery and production business in order to sustain herself and provide for others.
Jabeen told Rising Kashmir, “This notion was at the back of my mind from the beginning of my studies, and I put all of my efforts on it.

According to Jabeen, market inflation forces one to earn a living at a young age. She was eager to be self-sufficient and relieve her parents’ financial burden.
“After doing some research, I was able to solidify the concept of this kiwi nursery.

The tendency was also towards high-density plants. Based on the market structure, the demand for kiwi is considerable. One kiwi costs about 30 rupees and when the inflation rate is high it costs about 50 per piece. The value of kiwi is increasing every day,” she remarked.

The ‘Hayward’ kiwi plants have been a blessing; since this variety was introduced in Kashmir, it has produced wonderful fruits and has grown at an exponential rate.

The Hayward Kiwi is the predominant green kind farmed for export and dominates production in most producing locations. It is rounder and slightly hairier than other Kiwi cultivars. Hayward has the best eating quality among the existing green varieties, owing to its higher levels of sweetness.

“We have a polyhouse where we maintain these plants. Growers are already contacting us for these Kiwi plants, and demand has increased dramatically. The Hayward Kiwi is a female and a male plant,” she explained, adding that she comes from a farming family, but she learned how to cope with farming at SKUAST Kashmir, which helped her set up the unit.

According to Jabeen, people have the least probability of sliding into debt in agribusiness. It is critical that when people buy kiwi plants, they get the pair – male and female kiwi plants – for the optimum kiwi output, she explained. (Rising Kashmir)

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Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT



Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.

According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .

“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”

Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.

“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)

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Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo



Shabroz Malik

Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.

The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.

Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.

Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]

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JKPSC Assistant Professor admit card releasing today at, know how to download



JKPSC Assistant Professor admit card 2023: Know how to download

Visit the official website at

On the homepage, click on the Assistant Professor examination admit card link

Key in your login details

Your admit card will be displayed on the screen

Download and take print for future reference.

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