The challenges Ahead

We must recognize that the biggest challenge before us is to boost our economic activities to catch up with national growth rate and per capita income. We must control large scale flight of capital for...

Economic Scenario

I have already laid the economic survey report on the table of the House. Hon’ble Members may have noted that GSDP of the State for the year 2008-09 is estimated at Rs. 34, 805...

Budgetary parameters and plan 2009-10

The current year’s total receipts have been estimated at Rs. 22,739 crore in comparison to last year’s figure of Rs.19,077 crore. In the current fiscal, Rs.19,462 crore are expected as revenue receipts and Rs.3,277...

Budget 2009-10

Kashmir Life reproduces the J&K Budget 2009-10 presented in the legislative assembly by the finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather on Monday, 10 August 2009. The forward looking budget concentrates on employment generation in sectors...

Revamping Kashmir Economy

Dr Mubeen Shah Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) wants the 13th Finance Commission to make necessary recommendations that would guarantee the people of Kashmir a stable and sustainable fiscal environment consistent with equitable...

Ravaged economy needs liberal financial support

Shakeel Qalander Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) sought liberal financial support from the 13th Finance Commission to transform a conflict economy into a self sustaining market oriented economy. It suggested using a 3D technology...

The Rs 40,000 Crore Meeting

For three days, last week, a series of close door interactions took place around Zabarwan Hills in Srinagar as the 13th Finance Commission team led by Dr Vijay Kelkar visited Srinagar. Its award, expected...

Energy beyond water

Mankind is drawing energy from various sources. J&K, though belatedly, is progressing on the thermal and geothermal energy fronts. A Kashmir Life report Solar and wind energy apart (falling under different ministries), PDC has fast...

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