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In Photos: Farmers in rural Jammu & Kashmir handpick cherries during season of harvest

12:32 PM Jun 15, 2021 |

With the arrival of June, farmers in the rural areas of Kashmir have busied themselves in harvesting cherries.

2021 has turned out to be good for Kashmiri farmers as the state has received a good amount of cherry crops. The harvesting season of the cherry fruit in various areas of Jammu & Kashmir is beneficial to the youth in the state as it generates employment as most of the activities required to harvest are done by hand and not machines.

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Here's a look at young farmers working at an orchard in a village located 1 km from the town of Kunjar in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district in Jammu & Kashmir.

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Ripe cherries harvested in June at an orchard in the Tangmarg area of Baramulla district in Jammu & Kashmir.
A Kashmiri farmer displays cherries in the orchard before packing them at a village during the harvesting season in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district in Jammu & Kashmir.
A Kashmiri farmer displays cherries in the orchard before packing them at a village during the harvesting season in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district in Jammu & Kashmir.
A young Kashmiri farmer plucks cherries from a tree and collects them in a basket at an orchard in the rural area of Tangmarg area of district Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir.
Young Kashmiri farmers pluck cherries from trees and collect them in baskets at an orchard in a village in Tangmarg area of district Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir.
A Kashmiri woman carries lunch for farmers working at the orchard in a village in the Tangmarg area of Baramulla district in Jammu & Kashmir.
A Kashmiri farmer plucks cherries from a tree in an orchard located in a village in Tangmarg area of district Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir.
Young Kashmiri farmers pluck cherries from a tree in an orchard in a village located in the Tangmarg area of district Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir.
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