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Yellow revolution hits Kashmir as mustard farming becomes popular

Srinagar,  Kashmir has quietly undergone a yellow revolution as thousands of hectares of land have been brought under mustard cultivation to double the farmers’ income.

Earlier, most of the land in Kashmir was used only for growing a single crop — paddy in most areas — but now farmers are rotating crops in Kharif and Rabi seasons just like in other parts of the country.

“Climatic conditions of J&K UT are diverse. Under the Prime Minister’s goal of doubling the farmers’ income, we undertook an exercise to increase the area under the cultivation of mustard in the Rabi season,” Director Agriculture Kashmir Chaudhary Mohammad Iqbal told PTI.PTI