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This section profiles the infrastructure projects across various sectors and facets if life. Key to the projects is the economics and policy interventions and this section offers detailed narratives.

Ambulance Chasing

A decade after National Health Mission sanctioned 416 ambulances for Jammu and Kashmir, the vehicles are yet to arrive, reports Saima Bhat “Hello. Aap ka...
A girl walks outside deserted Dooru hospital building. KL Image by Shah Hilal

A Model Wasted

Deep down south, the government invested heavily in creating a model health centre. As it is waiting for inauguration, part of the precious equipment...
Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar ) (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Bad Times?

In the last 40 years, the Kashmir government changed three sets of clocks on Srinagar’s landmark Ghanta Ghar, but none of them ever exhibited...
Abandoned DH Pora hospital building. KL Image by Faheem Mir

Wasted Investment

In Srinagar and in Kashmir periphery, there are dozens of buildings meant to house schools, hospitals and other public facilities, which have come up...

Highway Halt

At any point of time during winters, Kashmiris form a major travelling population in this part of the world; some for tourism, some for...

Generational Spill Over

A Rs 2.13 crore irrigation project approved by the Planning Commission in 1979 was initiated by Sheikh Abdullah in 1981, and was about three...

Old Job, New Initiative

In order to revive state’s development narrative, the governor’s administration constituted a shell company that will raise Rs 8000 crore from the market to...

Transmission Tales

In order to ensure that the existing fragile and inadequate power transmission system to Kashmir has a back-up, a REC subsidiary involved one power...

Bypassing Livelihoods

As the people have started enjoying the ‘long drive’ on Kashmir’s first motorway, the alternative highway, saving time and fuel, thousands of businesses are...

Forlorn, Forgotten?

Karnah belt that was flattened by the October 2005, earthquake is in a deep crisis for lack of credible accessibility. Tahir Bhat had an...

Devious Dispossession

At a time when the BJP-PDP government is loudly talking about the new road encircling Srinagar as a major add to manage infra-deficit, nobody...

Missed the Bus

Not being realised by the policy makers or the stake-holders, passengers using public transport waste a part of their life in the sluggish-paced, unruly...

Apple Eating Highway

As the government in Srinagar is gung-ho over a new highway that will traverse the foothills and connect a vast catchment, the crisis on...

Distorting Srinagar?

As Srinagar is inching towards becoming a Smart City with emphasis on heritage and tourism, a revised Master Plan has drawn a sketch of...

“I am part of a free country but many Kashmiris don’t share this feeling...

Naeem Akhter in his new avatar as state’s works minister details the crisis, the challenges and his idea of correction in the ‘developmental narrative”...

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