Nisar Ali, economist

‘Tourism only 6% of Jammu and Kashmir’s GDP’: Prof. Nisar Ali

"In the 2018 fiscal year, the growth was getting higher in the months of June and July. The surprise lockdown announced by the government on 5 August 2019 was followed by two lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted the economy adversely as there was no growth in the economy. The economic growth dropped to around 3.4 percent."
wedding, waza, wazwan, PPE

Three lockdowns choke Kashmir’s wedding industry

After three years of a near-constant lockdown in Kashmir, the Valley’s big-fat weddings are now diminishing, pushing thousands of families associated with the business to the walls.
lockdown, corona

Rs 45000 crore: cost of three years of Kashmir’s lockdowns

Kashmir's economy has borne the brunt of three back-to-back lockdowns since the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's limited autonomy in August 2019, resulting in...
lockdown, corona

JK admin’s gamble; a delayed lockdown that devastated economy

“If they want to unlock now, there should be a significant drop in cases. There should be at least a 10 percent drop for the first week and more than that in the next week. Also, the testing and results should be real. Then this drop should be sustained.”

A tale of Kashmir’s economic distress amid lockdowns

Since August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir has been hardly able to function normally. Amid the political instability and the pandemic, Kashmiris are battling to survive economic distress.
Covid Kashmir mask

In Kashmir, every sector is down. But mask market is blooming.

As all other economic activity had come to a grinding halt, the mask market started blooming all of a sudden.
Kashmir industries

J-K Industrial Policy: Old wine in a new bottle

The policy supersedes the previous industrial policy of 2019, which was statedly “more focussed towards the traditional cottage industries”, to encourage industrial expansion.
Covid, Kashmir, Srinagar ICU beds

COVID-19: J-K records 41 deaths overnight

Jammu and Kashmir has reported 41 fresh Covid-19 deaths since the last night, taking the total number of deaths related to the deadly virus...
Lockdown in Kashmir

Interview | Shut business establishments adversely affect economy: Yaseen Khan

The Kashmir Walla’s Pirzada Shakir spoke with Mohammad Yaseen Khan, president of the Traders and Manufacturers Federation and chairperson of the Kashmir Economic Alliance...

Covid-19 2nd wave: Hotels, houseboats face mass cancellation for summer

Srinagar: Amid resurgence in Covid-19 positive cases across India, the hoteliers and houseboat owners in the valley are facing mass cancellation of hotel bookings...