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Paddy land in Kashmir shrinking fast

Paddy land in Kashmir shrinking fast

  Srinagar, Sep 09: Land under paddy cultivation in Kashmir is on decline as around 30,000 hectares of land has been lost since 2013. Official documents revealed that 2012-13 the land under paddy in Kashmir was 162,309 hectares while the production was 621.64 metric tons with the yield of 38.3 quintals per hectare. In 2013-14, […]

Kashmir witnesses male baby boom in past 3 years

Kashmir witnesses male baby boom in past 3 years

Srinagar, Aug 26: In last three years, around three thousand more male baby births have been reported at Lal Ded Hospital, Kashmir’s lone tertiary care maternity hospital in Srinagar. Top health officials said that around 34,500 male baby births were reported at LD hospital in last three years while as the number of female baby […]

Hepatitis C among drug abusers on rise in J&K

Hepatitis C among drug abusers on rise in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 28: The use of drugs mainly heroin is leading to a scary increase in Hepatitis C cases in J&K as around three among four drug users are Hepatitis C positive in Kashmir. Dr Yasir Rather Professor, Department of Psychiatry GMC Srinagar  said that “we screen every patient for Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and […]

Unmarried youth: J&K tops list in country as percentage highest

Unmarried youth: J&K tops list in country as percentage highest

Srinagar, Jul 14: The percentage of unmarried youth is on rise in India with J&K topping the list, reveals a report issued by Ministry of statistics and programme implementation. As per the National Youth Policy 2014, persons between the age group 15-29 years are classified as youth. “The percentage of the youth population (15-29 years) […]

73 percent children (5-59 months) in J&K are anaemic: Survey

73 percent children (5-59 months) in J&K are anaemic: Survey

Srinagar, Jun 17: At least 73 percent children of 6-59 months in Jammu and Kashmir are anaemic, the National Health and Family Survey-5 (NHFS-5) said. Official data  reveals that around 66 percent women and 37 percent men in Jammu and Kashmir are anaemic “About three-fourths (73%) of children aged 6-59 months are anaemic. This includes 25 […]

43 percent population above 15 years use tobacco products in J&K. Highest use in Kupwara: Survey

43 percent population above 15 years use tobacco products in J&K. Highest use in Kupwara: Survey

Srinagar, Jun 09: At least 43 percent of the population above 15 years use tobacco products in Jammu and Kashmir, reveals a survey. The survey conducted by Department of Periodontics and implantology, Institute of Dental Sciences, University of Jammu as district wise data from National Health Survey-5, Ministry of Health and Family welfare 2019-2020 was […]

J&K has lowest fertility in country: Health study

J&K has lowest fertility in country: Health study

Srinagar, May 16: The National Family Health Survey for 2019-21 has revealed that J&K has lowest fertility in the country and there has been a decline of 0.6 percent fertility rate in J&K since 2015-16 when the last survey was conducted. As per the details of NHFS-5, the fertility rate among uneducated and women belonging to […]

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