Construction empties Kashmir's rice bowl: How unplanned 'development' has led to a shortage of this staple crop

The rice fields of Kulgam district in Kashmir have provided the people of the state with sufficient harvest of this staple. However, illegal appropriation of farmland for construction has led to a state-wide rice shortage,says IndiaUnheard.

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Despite a law banning all construction on cultivable rice farms, both the government as well as the farmers persist on construction in these fields. The Agricultural department is trying to help farmers yield higher economic benefits from farming by introducing crop rotation.

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