Industry

Despite being far away from the market and the raw material, this is the most exhaustive listing of the detailed reportage about the industrial activity in Jammu and Kashmir, its evolution, output, import substitution and the policy intervention over the years.

Locked Down, Jobless

As the counter pandemic lockdown prolongs, thousands of people in unorganised and transporter, retail and services sectors are literally jobless. Left to fend for themselves, most of them are unable to decide if the...

‘We Want Willow Cleft Smuggling To Be Strictly Curbed’

Ghulam Qadir Bhat, the leader of Kashmir’s bat manufacturers tells Waseem Dar KASHMIR LIFE (KL): What is the state and status of bat industry in Kashmir right now? GHULAM QADIR BHAT (GQB): It is satisfactory for...
The outer gate of Lassipora's SIDCO. KL Image: Muhammad Younis

Winds of Change

With the setting up of an Industrial Estate, Lassipora seemingly has undergone palpable socio-economic change. Alongside tangible infrastructure improvements, the locals are happy about the employment opportunities this estate has generated. Muhammad Younis spends...

Power Push

Government’s effort to complete an electrification project ahead of schedule has helped a new group of entrepreneurs to get into the manufacture and value addition of items that state’s power distributors require, reports Masood...

Silk Since 1846

Kashmir has seen various ups and downs in managing the silk as an industry and an economy for the state and the people. Here is the official history of these efforts from the days...

Breaking Solina’s Silence

For the last many years, a process was set in motion to convert the heritage filatures in the sprawling Solina into a developmental graveyard with museums, entertainment spots or housing slots. With World Bank...

The Silken Knot

Vested interest, negative policy interventions, market shifts and nature intervened in the unmaking of world’s biggest silk factory in Kashmir. As cocoon production fell from a million kilograms to 138 thousand, Kashmir lost more...

Missing Moneybags

State and the central governments would massively invest in incentives to the manufacturing sector, a process that GST has interrupted. As the policymakers insist they are negotiating a new model with the centre to...

Taxing Times

The pellet-powered government was so shocked by the reaction to new tax regime that it is unable to tell people that it wanted to create a historic precedence for the sake of autonomy otherwise...

Mere Occupation

The draft industrial policy being submitted to cabinet for approval later this month may link allotments in the shrunken industrial estates to the actual implementation of the project, reports R S Gull With doors literally...

Fighting Anemia

Given the state of malnutrition in the state, a Jammu manufacturer piloted fortified wheat flour. In this piece, Shubam Puri, one of the director’s of the company, explains why social relevance is a key...

No case for taxman

A Supreme Court order has shagged off the taxman from the backs of industrialists and on the way saving them a whooping Rs 900 crore. A Kashmir Life report Right now, it is jubilation time...

Costs of Occupation

When troops handed over keys of sports complex Bijbehara to displaced bat manufactures after 23 years it brought back bitter memories of the past. Once hailed as a sign of prosperity the complex became...

“A unit set in Kupwara should get more incentives than one set in Kathua.”

Mohammed Ashraf Mir  is an entrepreneur dealing with steel and building construction since 1981. He is one of the founder members of Federation of Commerce and Industries of Kashmir (FCIK) and is presently serving...

A Game Changer

 As India and Pakistan were fighting over Kargil heights, a south Kashmir boy takes off for US to study. Nine years later, Khuram Mir starts building a project deep south that marked beginning of...

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