Challenges of Shrinking Farmlands & Urbanization 

Challenges of Shrinking Farmlands & Urbanization 

We already lost a lot of agricultural land during construction of Qazigund – Baramulla railway line. Due to urbanization a lot of paddy fields were converted into housing colonies around Srinagar , Budgam and Ganderbal districts.

Cement Concrete Roads In J&K

Cement Concrete Roads In J&K

On the basis of initial cost of pavement the Concrete Roads are reported to be around 15 to 16 % costlier than the Bituminous Roads. However, on life cycle cost basis, the cement concrete roads due to their long life of 35 to 40 years and better durability are estimated to be around 25-30% cheaper when compared with Bitumen roads.

Continuous & Concurrent Updation of Govt Websites 

Continuous & Concurrent Updation of Govt Websites 

At a time when India is leapfrogging into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, how can authorities at helm in J&K Government not even make the official websites of the Government updated on a regular basis?

Waiting for a Page

Waiting for a Page

By not providing information which is neither to be created nor collected as expeditiously as possible, the Public Information Officers (PIOs) are violating RTI Act 2005. This is not being taken seriously by Information Commissions as well.

The Highway of Hardships 

The Highway of Hardships 

Traveling between Srinagar and Jammu has become too risky now. People prefer to travel between Srinagar to Jammu by flight rather than going through a nightmare on this highway. The frequent closure of this road line is causing great economic losses as well.

Social Media Outreach of Government 

Social Media Outreach of Government 

When we compare the Government websites of J&K, they have not been updated for years. The social media presence of Administrative Secretaries , Deputy Commissioners , Directors of various departments, HODs, District Superintendents of Police (SPs) is not encouraging at all.

Forest Department is a Respondent Party under FRA

Forest Department is a Respondent Party under FRA

In states and UTs, the respective Tribal Affairs Departments are the nodal departments to implement FRA. Rural Development and Revenue authorities also have a great role. But in the case of Jammu & Kashmir,  the Govt seems to be ignoring them and involvement of forest officials is given more focus.

 

JK PSC: The Habitual RTI Law Violator 

JK PSC: The Habitual RTI Law Violator 

PSC is an institution which makes selection of civil servants , police officers officers, college teachers, doctors and engineers and if they start behaving like habitual offenders, what can we expect from other Government institutions?

Why Deny the Benefits of Progressive Central Laws in J&K?

Why Deny the Benefits of Progressive Central Laws in J&K?

Nobody is ready to listen to the affected farmers while on the other hand Government claims to be saviors of farmers and kissans.  J&K Govt wants to conclude the land acquisition proceedings under an outdated and repealed law which doesn’t apply to J&K anymore. This is unacceptable to affected farmers.

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