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Azad Jammu & Kashmir Administration


ADMINISTRATION
GOVERNMENT:
Government Azad Kashmir has a parliamentary form of government. The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is the constitutional Head of the State, while the Prime Minister supported by council of Ministers, is the chief executive. Azad Kashmir has its own Supreme Court, High Court and Legislative Assembly comprising 40 directly, and 8 indirectly elected members- a member each from technocrats, Mashaikh, Overseas Kashmiris and 5 female.
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POWER:
At present, the installed Grid capacity is 270 MVA. About 17000 Km transmission lines have been extended to 1589 villages out of total 1646 villages and about 350,000 consumers have been provided with power connections. The per capita electricity delivered for consumption in Azad Kashmir is 280 KWh.
EDUCATION:
27 % of total recurring budget besides 10% of total development budget is allocated to education sector. As a result of this substantial investment AJ&K literacy rate is well above 60% of total population. Gross enrolment rate at primary level is 95% for boys and 88 % for girls.
AIRPORTS:
At present two small airports one each at Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot are available in AJK.
DISTRICT-WISE AREA AND POPULATION:
S.No District Area
(Sq. Kms)
Population
(Millions)
1 Muzaffarabad 6117 0.856
2 Bagh 1,368 0.434
3 Poonch 855 0.459
4 Sudhanuti 569 0.247
5 Kotli 1862 0.640
6 Mirpur 1010 0.371
7 Bhimber 1516 0.343
Total: 13297 3.271

POPULATION FEATURES:
Male population 1.685 Million
Female population 1.665 Million
Gender ratio
(No of males per 100 females)
101
Average family size 7.2 members.
Urban-Rural ratio 12 : 88
Growth rate 2.41 %
Population density 2252 persons/Sq.Km
Literacy rate 60 %
Religion 99 % Muslims

MAJOR CROPS & FRUITS
Area under cultivation is around 172400 hectares, which is almost 13% of the total area of AJK. 92 % of cultivatable are is rain –fed.
Major Maize, Wheat, Rice
Minor Grams, Pulses, Oil-seeds, Vegetables
Vegetable Tomato, Bean, Potato, Spinach, Turnip, Karam
Fruit Apple, Pear, Apricot, Walnut, Plum & Cherry

LIVE STOCK & VETERINARY -2003 LIVE STOCK POPULATION
TYPE NUMBER
Cattle 528150
Buffaloes 489991
Goats 215790
Sheep 1130112
Poultry 4055590
Camels 740
Donkeys 58330
Horses 7650
Mules 3095

POWER – 2003 ELECTRIC CONNECTIONS
District Domestic Commercial Industrial Total
M,ABAD 66835 7942 177 74954
MIRPUR 58547 10878 682 70107
BHIMBER 36520 3326 375 40221
KOTLI 56759 7245 274 64278
POONCH 41674 3284 61 45019
BAGH 33510 3118 20 36648
SUDHNOTI 18311 1353 35 19699
TOTAL 312156 37146 1624 350926

POWER FACILITIES:
Small Hydel Stations 06
Villages Electrified 1589
Kilometerage of HT Lines 6449
Kilometerage of LT Lines 10041
Grid Stations 14
Transformers/Sub-Stations 6737
Consumers 350926
Installed Grid Capacity 270
Per Capita Electricity Delivered
(In KWH).
280
Population Served (In Million) 2.3

ROADS & COMMUNICATIONS – 2003:
Total Roads in AJ&K 9429 Kms
Metalled Roads 4021 Kms
Fair--Weather Roads 5408 Kms

DISTRICT-WISE ROAD POSITION:
DISTRICT METALLED
 ROADS (i)
FAIR-WEATHER ROADS BY G.TOTAL
(i + iv)
PWD (ii) GRD (iii) (iv)TOTAL
M,ABAD 879 319 896 1215 2094
MIRPUR 460 - 453 453 913
BHIMBER 330 45 490 535 865
KOTLI 750 14 1246 1260 2010
POONCH 672 10 957 967 1639
BAGH 580 16 761 777 1357
SUDHNUTI 350 15 186 201 551
TOTAL 4021 419 4989 5408 9429

TELECOMMUNICATION & (POSTAL FACILITIES – 2003)
TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES (Nos.)
TELEPHONE EXCHANGES 130
TELEPHONE WORKING CONNECTIONS 49690
INSTALLED CAPACITY OF EXCHAGES 70974
PUBLIC CALL OFFICES (SCO & ED) 647
PAY PHONE PCOs 789
INTERNET FACILITIES 2250

HEALTH STATISTICS (Nos.)
No. of Hospital Beds 1731
Population Per Hospital Bed 1935
Population Per Doctor 6393
Population Per Dental Surgeon 71276
Bed Occupancy Rate (Per 1000 Population) 0.52
Primary Health Care Services 55 %

HEALTH MANPOWER:
Health Managers 47
Specialists 150
Medical Officers 327
Dental Surgeons 47
Nurses 137
Lady Health Visitors 168
Paramedics 1592
Lady Health Workers 2178
Total: - 4646