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An exhaustive resource on the economic life of Jammu and Kashmir across the sub-sectors. It involves sectoral focus, individual profiles, policy interventions, successes and the failures of the sector. Long pieces from history are also part of the listing.

Tourists Return?

After 18 months of hiatus, the tourist footfalls have started surging in Kashmir. Insiders in the hospitality sector believe that if Gulmarg crowds are an indication, Kashmir may have a better tourist year, reports Khalid...

Making Apple Rot

As the scab invaded Kashmir’s apple orchards, more than two-thirds of the crop is unworthy of the market. This fruit could easily be diverted to the industry for better use and reduce the loss...

Packing Apples

Apple packaging is a key ingredient to Kashmir’s apple economy that keeps thousands of people busy round the year to manage more than 70 million boxes a year. Farzana Nisar visits three South Kashmir hamlets that...

Economy Sans The Fig Leaf

Beyond the lockdown losses, the constitutional and legislative changes will have a long term impact on the local economy and its structure writes Haseeb A Drabu Interestingly, the very first indication that the Government of India...
Public transport buses are parked inside Parimpora stand. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Economic Collapse

With tens of thousands of jobs gone in last one year and no economic activity visible in the immediate future, most of the businesses are landing on the brinks of collapse, reports Tasavur Mushtaq Barely 50...

Dying Art Of Papiermachie

Dwindling economic utility of the art is forcing artisans in Kashmir villages to give up on it, reports Samreena Nazir On a snowy afternoon of January, facing towards the only window of the room, surrounded...

In A Mess

At a time when the businesses across Jammu and Kashmir are bleeding, the government is working overtime for managing afresh Rs 100000 crores of investment to the UT to allay fears, reports Masood Hussain In...
The city centre in the afternoon. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Bleeding Business

More than 115 days after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its distinction and statehood, when the businesses were evaluating the losses and exploring a way-out, early snowfall interrupted the economic cycle and multiplied...

Silent Sufferers

After more than 100 days of lockdown, as parts of Kashmir witness semblance of normalcy, people are finally out of their closets to tell their stories of loss and livelihood. Shams Irfan reports the...

Bloody Harvest

Unlike all other unrests that Kashmir witnessed since 1990, apple somehow escaped the crisis. In the wake of the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, the Rs 10,000 croreeconomy is caught in crossfire...

Lending: Managing Price, Risk

Credit in conflict areas is expensive because it involves risk. But the government can rediscover its subsidies set up and invest a bit of it in offering credit guarantees for making banks comfortable in...

Workforce Exodus

Within hours after the government issued marching orders to the tourists and pilgrims ahead of August 5, tens of thousands of the non locals working in Kashmir left leaving behind unfinished works worth crores...

Workforce Deficit

By: Shams Irfan Amid massive build-up of troops and constant rumours, a government order on August 2, asking tourists and Amarnath pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately, triggered instant panic. Within no time locals lined outside...
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Worker Tales

Come spring and tens of thousands of workers from north Indian states reach Kashmir for not less than a six-month stint. In a comparatively cool climate with better earnings, they are the main agency...
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Choked Artery

As authorities started getting into repairing the sick national highway and the MHA restricted civilian movement twice every week, Kashmir’s imports and exports are facing a crisis that will have crippling cascading effects in...

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