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)
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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 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.
According to the state economic survey 2017, Jammu and Kashmir has only achieved 16 percent of its estimated 20,000 MW hydro-power potential.
Jammu and Kashmir state assembly passed a bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Electricity Act 2010 in order to approve setting up of its State Power Trading Company Ltd.
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.
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Solar Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir reaches 9.85 MW (updated September 21, 2018)
Wind Performance Tracker — Jammu and Kashmir achieves 0 MW (updated January 3, 2019)