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A statistical representation of various facets of life. It includes the economy, public finance, health, demography, society and other life activities.

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The Government’s Armies

J&K government is the employer of the last resorts in the state that is suffering from comparatively high unemployment rate and lack of a vibrant private sector. Job creation in the government sector is...

Census 2011: joint family is past

The district level data that the Census Organization released last week offers new insights over the way we live in J&K and the state of rudimentary facilities we have access to. The most vital revelation...

J&K: Houses and the Households

India’s Census Organization has released data pertaining to buildings, their use and the occupants besides the basic requirements of the population living in them. Vast changes seem to have taken place since the census of...

LoC Travel: Seven Years After

Opening the Jhelum Valley Road (JVR) connecting Srinagar with Muzaffarabad, the Pakistani administered Kashmir (PaK) capital in April 2005 was a path-breaking initiative between India and Pakistan on Kashmir front.  A Kashmir Life report. It started with...

Banks In Business: A Half Year Review

 After three tumultuous summers, banks operating across J&K are up and kicking. In the six months ending September 2011, their deposits – mostly CASA, have surged from Rs 45694.63 crores in March 2011 to...

Zooming In On Kashmir

The Ministry of Home Affairs commissions a major survey of Kashmir to gauge the Kashmiri’s bent of mind when it comes to politics, media, awareness and more. Kashmir Life gains access to the findings...

Information One Can Use

The autumn session of the state legislature was planned brief. But whatever time it had, it was devoured by the crises that were not listed – PDP resolution on the unmarked graves, the BJP’s...

Labour Migration

Seasonal migration of labour is just a routine in Indian states. Kashmir’s for centuries have been moving out of the valley, mostly to Punjab, during harsh winters to make a living. A Kashmir Life...

PMRP: Seven Years After

When Dr Manmohan Singh announced Prime Ministers’ Reconstruction Plan in November 2004, it envisaged projects worth Rs 24,025.55 crores. Now it costs a whopping Rs 33177.85 crores, probably because of the time and cost overruns...

Pushed To Backseat

The level of literacy across J&K districts tabulated on basis of the provisional headcount by the Census department is yet another grim pointer towards the crisis that Kashmir is confronted with. The overall literacy...

Youth And Entrepreneurship

Mercy Corps, the US based charity operating in Kashmir, has carried out a detailed survey under its Start-up Kashmir Youth Entrepreneur (SKYE) Development Project, to understand the priorities of the youth as far as...

Auditing The Seat Of Learning

The University of Kashmir, carved out of the erstwhile university of Jammu and Kashmir, after its bifurcation is a state university and as such a state liability. A cursory look at the revenue expenditure...

Seed Capital Fund Scheme

Sher-e-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Policy for Youth (SKEWPY) was announced as ruling coalition’s flagship plan to manage unemployment by encouraging youth to become entrepreneurs. Seed Capital Fund Scheme, under which the government offers free...

The indicators

Fighting the allegations of discrimination, J&K government managed the passage of a law guiding setting up of J&K State Finance Commission in August 2006. With massive powers to access records, the Commission was mandated...

Where does government money come from?

Kashmir Life offers a plain arithmetic of where from the state government mobilizes the huge amount that it spends a year. Countries have their mints that print money which have its value decided under...

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