Jammu Vs Kashmir- Revealing Statistics

published on August 23, 2008

Excerpts from the Article Tiltled Son of Devaki by Shri Tarun Vijay appeared in Times of India

Jammu is feeling the heat of Delhi’s attitude to ignore its demands and term the entire movement as a political one. A Congress leader equated Jammu’s patriotic agitation with the Hurriyat, that demands secession. Home Ministry thinks it can use the Chinese method to fatigue the movement by procrastination and prolonging talks and make these people bend on their knees. This approach is further fueling the fire and will ultimately result in people using more violent methods to have their voice heard. The frustration and fierce angst is to be seen and believed, sitting in Delhi doesn’t give even an iota of the truth that’s Jammu today. A senior columnist in Jammu gave me a table of figures detailing how Jammu had been treated unfairly all these years and still people never agitated. So, why have we been dust binned? He asks – Just because we remained patriotic and peaceful? Suppose we demand a separate Jammu nation and hold a secessionist flag, won’t the entire media and government come to listen to us and accept our demands the way they appease valley’s Muslims-? This was a dangerous question posed to me by an agitated software engineer in Raghunath Pura.

Here are a couple of statistics that prove his point –

Sr. no
Jammu region
Kashmir valley region
1
Area-26293 sq kms
15948 sq kms
2
Total revenue generated-75 %
20%
3
Total voters-3059986
2883950
4
Assembly seats allotted-37
46
5
Voters per seat-66521
49728
6
Area per assembly seat-710.6 sq kms
346.6 sq. kms.
7
Loksabha seats-2
3
8
Cabinet ministers(till 7th July,08) -5
14
9
Districts-10
10
10
Area per district-2629 sq. kms
1594 sq. kms
11
Unemployment status-69.70 %
29.30%
12
Representation in state govt. jobs-1.2 lakhs
3lakhs
13
Percentage of employees from local area-less than 25%
99%
14
Power generation -22 Mega Watt
304 Mega Watt
15
Annual tourist traffic-80 lakhs plus
Less than 4 lakhs
16
Expenditure of revenue on tourism sector-less than 10%
Plus 85%
17
Rural electrification-less than 70%
100%

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