New Livestock Breeding Policy: Focus shifts, finally, from quality of wool to breeding of sheep

New Livestock Breeding Policy: Focus shifts, finally, from quality of wool to breeding of sheep

SRINAGAR: The state government’s approval to a new livestock breeding policy has raised hopes that Kashmir’s dependence on imported mutton may soon begin to lessen. The new policy, according to a senior official in the sheep husbandry department, lays emphasis on increasing mutton production, by improving the health and fecundity of sheep, as against the […]

City masterplan envisages international flights from Srinagar airport

City masterplan envisages international flights from Srinagar airport

SRINAGAR: Fourteen years after Srinagar Airport got international status, it is yet to operate full time international flights. The state government has now made yet another proposal for throwing open the airport for international flights after several other such attempts did not yield any fruit. State governments have also picked up the issue many times, […]

Master Plan 2001-2021 damaged Srinagar’s heritage, old city: new master plan report

Master Plan 2001-2021 damaged Srinagar’s heritage, old city: new master plan report

SRINAGAR: Srinagar’s built heritage and historic monuments, especially in the old city, were rendered as “violations” of municipal laws by the master plan under which the city was being developed for the past 18 years. Implementation of such flawed policy led to the “dilapidation” of the old city and “adversely affected” urban design. This has […]

Land under government forces ‘major impediment in city’s development’: Srinagar Master Plan report

Land under government forces ‘major impediment in city’s development’: Srinagar Master Plan report

SRINAGAR: So much of Srinagar – “every nook and corner” – has been occupied by the military and paramilitary establishment that little land is left for infrastructure and development projects, says the Srinagar Metropolitan Plan (SMP) 2035 report, the city’s “master plan” that has recently been approved by the state administrative council (SAC) headed by […]

No progress on commercial courts set in motion last year

No progress on commercial courts set in motion last year

SRINAGAR: The establishment of commercial courts set in motion by the Governor led administration last year is yet to make any practical progress. The aim behind the establishment of courts was to reduce work load from existing courts, and offer speedy justice to an aggrieved party, pushing commercial activity in the state. The enactment of […]