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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.

‘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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

“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...

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...

Steely Resolve

Driven by his ambition and entrepreneurial passion, an engineer from Kashmir valley worked on a marsh to set up a Rs 100 crore state-of-the-art...

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