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Farm Tourism and Cultivation in Kashmir

By Jaisonvincent @globlvisiontour
Farm Tourism and Cultivation in Kashmir Welcome to the hilly state of Jammu and Kashmir which is located in the northern most state of India. This wonderful state has a varied topography and has a great diversity in the cultural, social and economic policies of the different regions in the state. Cultivation in the state remains the backbone of the economy of the Jammu and Kashmir, with over 80% of the population depends on agriculture and allied sectors. There are many interesting things that can do in Kashmir like fishing, Trekking, Boating etc. For more about Fishing in Kashmir, visit:
This beautiful state agro-climatically is divided into four different zones i.e. temperate zones of Kashmir Valley, cold arid zone of Ladakah Region, sub tropical zone of Kashmir and intermediate zone indulging Doda, Rajouri, poonch and some parts of Udhampur. By the aid of varied climatic conditions nature has blessed the state potential for expanded Agricultural Farming.
In entire Kashmir Division out of total net sown area of 3.50 lac hectares, an area of 2.65 lac hectares are irrigated. The per capita area available in the state is 1.08 hectares in Kashmir valley and Ladakh Region respectively as taking the average holding size is 0.53 hectares. The number of farm operating families is 8.12 lacs.
Maize, Rice, Vegetables, Pulses are the main crops in Kashmir cultivated during the kharief season and Oilseeds, Pulses, Wheat and Vegetables are the main crops considered during the Rabi season. Vegetables have broken the seasonal barrier and most of the major vegetables are grown throughout the year. Well not to forget another prime cultivation of Kashmir is Saffron which is also the third highest Saffron production in entire world.
The Agriculture Department has taken numerous measures for farming community as it aids as an essential and very important link between the Research Institutions and the farmers. It brings to the very farmers at the doorsteps the new technologies which are very conventional and fruitful to the farmers. As on one hand the offer the latest technologies they also demonstrate the farmers about it applications and mark their feedback for its immediate redressed, if needed.
Visit to the saffron extensive saffron field which will allow the vacationers to know about the economic conditions and you will also come to know about how it is grown and processed. It is grown in around every abode authority in Pampore area, who so anytime has little land as it brings lot of money from the products. Kashmir has the appreciative advantage of getting saffron adored places. Pampore, near Srinagar, is the abode in the world besides Spain and Iran where saffron is grown.
Farm Tourism and Cultivation in Kashmir
Kashmir saffron ("Kashmiri Kesar") is advised the best in the world for its characteristic continued cottony threads with a dark red color, its affable aroma and its strong appearance and additive capabilities. No other subsistence or spices can yield place of saffron's flavor or balm in this world.
You can as well enjoy the blossoming apple orchards and do not miss the opportunity to enjoy its aromatic spice plantations. Farm tourism in Kashmir is also much admired among the numerous vacationers who love and enjoy the cultivation whereabouts.

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