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.
85,806 sq. miles
$13.53 billion (USD)
Legislative Assembly Seats
Rajya Sabha Seats
Lok Sabha Seats
Under Governor's Rule/President's Rule since June 2018
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.
The president of India approved the establishment of a 14 MW grid-connected solar PV projects with aggregate battery storage capacity of 42 MW-hour for Jammu & Kashmir under the Prime Minister Development Package-2015. The projects would be set up during between 2019 and 2021 at a fixed tariff of $0.02 per unit.
PowerGrid and the Jammu and Kashmir power department switched on the Alusteng-Alunday stretch of the 217 mile Srinagar-Kargil-Leh transmission line, powering inhospitable terrain such as the frontier districts of Ladakh and Kargil, which are separated from the Kashmir Valley by the Himalayas.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India issued a tender to build 7.5-gigawatt of solar power projects in Jammu and Kashmir, as part of a larger plan to build 23 gigawatts of solar capacity in Ladakh, a region in the country’s extreme north bordering China.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy outlined plans to install 23 gigawatts (GW) worth of grid-connected solar projects in Jammu and Kashmir. In a notification released, the ministry announced that the first phase of the ‘ultra-mega’ solar project would comprise 2,500 MW capacity in the Kargil region and 5,000 MW in the Leh district.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir reaches 9.85 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
Wind Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir achieves 0 MW (updated April 5, 2019)
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.
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.
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.
In Detail: Jammu and Kashmir Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy