Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir is best known for the decade-long insurgency that has marred upland Kashmir’s chances for development. The state’s special status under the Indian Constitution means it can reject many of the center’s reform-minded economic legislation, meaning that business conditions here may be quite different than in the rest of the country. Successive state and central governments have prioritized infrastructure development in the state to improve connectivity amongst its three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and to better integrate it with the rest of India.  Jammu & Kashmir is largely dependent on agriculture, handicrafts and tourism, although the lowland Jammu region has had more success at building industry.

State Summary

  • Size
    85,806 sq. miles
  • Population
    12.5 million
  • State GDP
    $13.53 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    87
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    4
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    6
  • Party Affiliation
    Under Governor's Rule/President's Rule since June 2018
The site of the under-construction world’s highest railway bridge over the Chenab river in Kauri. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Kashmiri Muslim girls work on computers at Magnum Software Services on the outskirts of Srinagar. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Left: The site of the under-construction world’s highest railway bridge over the Chenab river in Kauri. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Kashmiri Muslim girls work on computers at Magnum Software Services on the outskirts of Srinagar. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Energy

Energy

India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables  • 

Recent Articles

Jammu & Kashmir terminates construction contracts for a hydro-electric power project due to poor progress of work

The Jammu and Kashmir administration terminated the contracts of the construction of 48 MW Lower Kalnai hydro-electric power project in Doda district due to poor progress of work.


Source: Economic Times Go to

National Institute of Solar Energy invites bids for 800 solar dryer and space heating systems in Jammu and Kashmir

The National Institute of Solar Energy, an autonomous R&D institution under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has invited bids to fabricate, supply, install, and commission 800 solar dryer and space heating systems in Jammu and Kashmir.


Source: PV Magazine Go to
In Detail: Tender Details Go to

SECI issues tender to set up a 14 MW solar plant in Jammu and Kashmir

The Solar Energy Corporation of India issued a “Notice Inviting Tenders” seeking online bids for the development of 14 MW of solar photovoltaic power plant with linked 42 megawatt-hours of battery energy storage system at two locations in Jammu and Kashmir.


Source: Saur Energy Go to
In Detail: Tender Details Go to

SECI invites bids for a solar power plant in Jammu and Kashmir

The SECI issued a notice, inviting online bids for setting up of 2 MW solar power plants in Jammu and Kashmir. The detailed request for selection document will be available for downloading by March 29, 2019.


Source: Saur Energy Go to

Related National Goals

U.S.–India Energy Cooperation Project TrackerThere is currently no data available for . (updated July 3, 2019)

Solar Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir reaches 14.83 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

Wind Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir achieves 0 MW (updated May 11, 2019)

Health

Health

While India’s healthcare system is expansive in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, inequalities in access to high-quality yet affordable care continue to plague delivery systems and push citizens towards the more unregulated private sector. Similarly, while India’s National Health Policy of 2017 promises to reform this system, the responsibility to institute those reforms falls to the states who each have their own unique challenges and opportunities to meet the healthcare needs of their people. This section allows you to explore emerging healthcare policies and news covering new initiatives from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s healthcare sector.

Recent Articles

Jammu and Kashmir government unveil new healthcare policy to encourage investment

The Jammu and Kashmir government unveiled Healthcare Investment Policy-2019 to promote and encourage private parties and entrepreneurs to set up healthcare infrastructure in the state by providing subsidies and incentives.


Source: All India Radio Go to

Union Cabinet approved proposal for three new medical science institutes

The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to establish three new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences - two in Jammu and Kashmir and one in Gujarat - under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana scheme at a total cost of $665.4 million.


Source: Business Today Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

Insurance policy revoked due to reports of irregularities

The Jammu and Kashmir government ordered revocation of the Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for its employees starting from midnight December 31, following reports of irregularities in its allotment.


Source: NDTV Go to
In Detail: Jammu and Kashmir Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy Go to
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