Defunct Irrigation Canal Fails Farmers in Kulgam

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool With 70% of J&K’s population depending on agriculture for their livelihoods, there has been a rapid increase in constructions over agricultural land. The lack of proper irrigation to the land is one of the reasons. The receding of glaciers and shift in climate has limited the […]

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‘Resolution of Kashmir Issue Must for Tourism Trade to Flourish’

Video and Text by: Sajad Rasool Kashmir has been embroiled in a continued state of unrest since July 8, 2016. The constant state of conflict and curfews since the past four months has affected the tourism industry of Kashmir by almost Rs. 4000 crores. A lonely Shikarawala Abdul Salaam Dar floats on the Dal lake. […]

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Kashmir’s Most Popular Tourist Spot Fast Turning Into A Garbage Dumping Site

In the absence of a proper garbage dumping site, the authorities at one of the most famous health resort, Pahalgam Valley, in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district are now throwing the waste in the gorges of this scenic place. This also posses a serious threat to the ecology of this eco-sensitive area. Despite repeated pleas by […]

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Finally Authorities start lifting garbage from markets of Sopore Town

Our Community Correspondent Sadaf Khursheed reported the issue to the concerned authorities. She met officials of Municipal Council, Sub District Magistrate Sopore, and Deputy Commissioner Baramulla also. Authorities after seeing the situation took notice and got the waste removed from the areas where the public movement was getting hampered due to littered garbage.

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Fails to reach this Middle School in Kupwara

Indian PM Narendra Modi Launched the ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India Mission) on 2nd October 2014. The ‘Abhiyan’ was launched on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th birth anniversary. This school in Kupwara’s Guzriyal area is a glaring example of how such Abhiyans fail and the much hype about such schemes fall flat on […]

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Landslide Shatters several families in Khanpora Budgam, Authorities unmoved

A landslide that triggered in Khanpora area of Budgam district, a couple of months ago, left many families homeless. Locals believe the leaking water supply plant on the upper side of the hill is the actual reason. The authorities after the assessment on the ground had promised to pay the compensation but the sufferers have […]

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Proposed Tragbal Firing range Threatens livelihood of Hundreds of Shepherds in Bandipora

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has been planning to provide Tragbal meadows in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district to the Army for setting up an artillery firing range, a replacement of the Tosa Maidan field firing range which was vacated by the army after a collective movement by several rights groups and locals. Earlier, the […]

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Residents of Bandipora still await flood relief

Video By: Aneesa Hamid | Text By: Shafat Mir | 27 April 2016 The floods in 2014 not only caused the severe damage to houses of these Kawapora residents but also took away every source of income from these poor inhabitants. Paddy fields, orchards, and the businesses suffered losses in millions but the government provided […]

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