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Jammu and Kashmir’s entrepreneurs thrive after Article 370 abrogation 

Social workers also observed a change in the perception of their work. With the government's emphasis on development, social work was increasingly seen as vital in the region, leading to the launch of various programs to improve healthcare, education, and essential services

Update : 05 Aug 2023, 04:30 PM

Jammu and Kashmir’s entrepreneurs thrive after Article 370 abrogation In the summer of 2019, the Indian government made a significant move by abrogating Article 370, which had granted special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. The decision received mixed reactions from the locals, with some hopeful about potential economic and social benefits, while others remained sceptical about the government's intentions.
Local entrepreneurs experienced several changes due to the abrogation. With the removal of the special autonomous status, businesses found it easier to operate in the region, as certain hindering regulations no longer burdened them.
The government also introduced thousands of initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and job creation, providing local entrepreneurs with more opportunities to succeed.
Sheik Asif, the CEO and founder of Thames Infotech, is a multi-talented entrepreneur excelling in web designing, graphic designing, digital marketing, and influencing. He has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Padma Shri Award in 2022.
Rayees Ahmad and his wife Nida Rehman launched "Tiffin Aaw" to provide healthy, home-cooked meals to their customers. Despite the challenges they faced due to political turmoil, the couple persevered and turned their dream into a successful reality.
Huzaifa Bazaz, the owner of "Style Hub by Huzaifa Bazaz," started her web-based store six years ago and considers it not just a business, but a passion.
Iqra Ahmad initiated "Tulpalav," the first web-based dress store in the Valley, to showcase traditional Kashmiri fashion with a modern twist.
Muheet Mehraj's startup "Kashmir Box," which sells Kashmiri handicrafts online, has grown into a prominent entrepreneurial venture with a focus on social impact.
Social workers also observed a change in the perception of their work. With the government's emphasis on development, social work was increasingly seen as vital in the region, leading to the launch of various programs to improve healthcare, education, and essential services.
The dairy sector in the Bandipora district witnessed significant growth, with emerging units, startups, and government-sponsored schemes providing ample opportunities for young people to venture into the sector.
The absence of internet shutdowns since the abrogation of Article 370 has profoundly impacted the region. With consistent internet access, local entrepreneurs expanded their businesses online, and students continued their studies uninterrupted.
Furthermore, schools have not faced closures due to hartal calls, signifying improved security and support from the government.
Overall, while challenges and scepticism surrounded the abrogation of Article 370, positive changes have emerged in Jammu and Kashmir. Local entrepreneurs, social workers, and students have all benefited from the increased focus on development in the region, fostering a growing sense of optimism about the future.

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