Since the clampdown in August, a regional commerce body, Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, estimates that Kashmir’s tourism and handicraft sector has lost nearly 1,44,500 jobs.
Economic Survey 2019, released by the World Health Organization (WHO), stated that the doctor-patient ratio in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) is 1:1,658 against the recommended norm of 1:1,000.
During the winter season in Kashmir, the National Highway-44 often leads to nowhere as it remains blocked due to snowfall and landslides. So, to cope up with that, people of the vale prefer to buy and store hokhe syun.
In a village where televisions are rare, there are particular spots where people find a mobile network. “We get information after several weeks,” says Shabir Ahmad Bimla, a 40-year-old shopkeeper. “We have not been able to use communication facilities for years.”
Saleema wears her sexuality on her sleeves. But the eyes! They follow her everywhere.
“I’m working hard in this season but not earning much profit,” he said. “I don’t see any future in this profession.”
At an end of another string of electricity crisis in Kashmir, the daily-wage labourers continue to suffer unheard and unnoticed.
After the abrogation of the special status, in the initial spillover, many bridges have been severed and affecting the functionaries of the industrial sector.
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