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. Poor connectivity to the rest of India and mountainous terrain that makes even habitation impossible in some areas don’t help. As a result, Jammu & Kashmir is largely agriculture-dependent, 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
    Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP)
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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

RECPDCL to execute pending distribution works in the power sector

The Rural Electrification Corporation Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL) will execute distribution works in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh areas for design, engineering, procurement supply, erection, testing and commissioning of all the material and services at an estimated cost of $144.6 million.


Source: Greater Kashmir Go to

Related National Goals

Solar Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir reaches 9.85 MW (updated September 21, 2018)

Wind Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir achieves 0 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

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