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 And Kashmir Hikes Tax On Petrol By Rs 2 Per Litre, Diesel By Rs 1 From June 1

The Jammu & Kashmir government increased the tax on petrol and diesel by $0.02 per liter and $0.01 per liter, respectively.


Sources: Energy Infra Post Go to, Go to
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Administration Council okays 4 fast-track courts for UT

The Jammu and Kashmir administrative council has approved four sectoral policies to boost industrial growth in the state. The new policies for tourism, captive power, hydropower and renewable energy, and health care, are expected to facilitate ease of doing business in J&K.


Source: The Tribune Go to
In Detail: Press Release (IT/ITeS Policy) Go to, Press Release (Power, Tourism, Health) Go to

Centre to install ₹11,000-cr renewable power transmission project in Ladakh

The center plans to install a $1.5 billion power transmission project in Ladakh. The 900-km link will help big green energy projects in the Union territory supply power across India.


Source: The Hindu Business Line Go to

Centre's power push in Jammu and Kashmir, RK Singh inagurates 15 projects

In a major power push for Jammu and Kashmir, Union Power Minister RK Singh inaugurated 15 projects and launched work on 20 others in an attempt to ensure electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Jammu and Srinagar before winter.


Source: India Today 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 20.73 MW (updated March 31, 2021)

Wind Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir achieves 0 MW (updated March 30, 2021)

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

Administration Council okays 4 fast-track courts for UT

The Jammu and Kashmir administrative council has approved four sectoral policies to boost industrial growth in the state. The new policies for tourism, captive power, hydropower and renewable energy, and health care, are expected to facilitate ease of doing business in J&K.


Source: The Tribune Go to
In Detail: Press Release (IT/ITeS Policy) Go to, Press Release (Power, Tourism, Health) Go to

L-G launches Student Health Card

The state launched the Student Health Card to improve the health and overall well-being of over 1.2 million students. The initiative is part of the government’s comprehensive school health education plan to ensure better healthcare for school children.


Source: The Tribune Go to
In Detail: Press Release Go to

J-K inks MoU with UNDP to strengthen immunization supply chain system

The Jammu and Kashmir administration signed an MOU with the United Nations Development Programme India to strengthen immunization supply chain system in the union territory, according to an official spokesperson.


Source: Outlook India Go to
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