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Depletion of Kashmir Agriculture sources: Why the state needs to act now?

The conversion of agricultural land into horticulture land in Kashmir is occurring at a fast pace. According to an economic survey, the agricultural land in Kashmir has shrunk by two lakh hectares since 1996. Overlaying this development are demographic pressures which have induced a flawed and warped form and design of urbanization in Kashmir. Increasingly, […]

Rice for Votes

Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday announced the decision of the State Cabinet to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the state, which is expected to benefit 1.19 crore people of Jammu & Kashmir.. Disclosing the contours of the implementation of the NFSA in the state, Mufti Sayeed said 74.13 lakh persons from […]

Fault line Kashmir: A pro-active policy design is imperative to mitigate disasters

Kashmir is no longer disaster proof. In fact, it is now disaster prone. Seismological shifts and environmental degradation and changes among other things render the vale open to disasters in the future. This evolving and emergent condition warrants policy and governance activism on part of the state to radically improve its hitherto non-existent disaster reduction, […]

KashmirÂ’s stolen children: A Vigorous response is called for

While the focus of Kashmir’s society is on the persons who have disappeared during the onset of militancy, an insidious trend is developing right in the entrails of our society: many of our children are disappearing under our eyes. According to latest data furnished by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 1897 children […]

Power To/For The People of Kashmir

Power Development Department’s Chief Engineer, Bashir Ahmad Khan, indicted people for the erratic power supply-unscheduled power cuts- in Kashmir. The Chief Engineer attributed the unscheduled power cuts to a disconnect between supply and demand in winter, high rates of default in paying for electricity and power theft. He also exonerated politicians and bureaucrats from blame. […]

Will Modi do a Vajpayee in Kashmir?

Dr Jatinder Singh, MoS in PMO has in an interaction with the media said the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will carry forward the holistic process of peace and development initiated by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Kashmir. The minister said, “The present government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will […]

Omar Gloats but at whose expense?

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and NC Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah claimed on Friday that if elections were held now, National Conference will form the government on its own, without crutches of others.  There may be an element of truth to Omar Abdullah’s assertions but these beg scrutiny. The only major difference between the anti-incumbency […]

Mirwaiz detention: Is the state vested in hartals

The state government made a bid to scuttle the meeting that the Mirwaiz Umer Farooq had convened on Wednesday, 18th of November by detaining him and other key separatist leaders. The agenda of the meeting was to deliberate on and find alternate means of protest to hartals. Hartals, it needs to be noted, for non […]

Will Modi Do A Vajpayee In Kashmir?

Dr Jatinder Singh, MoS in PMO has in an interaction with the media said the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will carry forward the holistic process of peace and development initiated by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for Kashmir. The minister said, “The present government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will […]

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