AJK at Glance 2013(Click to Download Directly)
Functions
History
Additional Chief Secretaries  (Development.)
Secretaries
Officers Profiles
M&Eop
Sections
Mechanism For Approval of Development Projects
Forms
Download Planning Documents
Summary of Consultancies
Detail of Consultancies
Maps
Instructions to Fill in Cash/Work Plan
Development Strategy
Foreign TrainingsFT
Telephone Directory
Email
Find us on Facebook FT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AJK AT A GLANCE

Preface

The Booklet “Azad Kashmir At a Glance” is published every year to provide important facts & figures of various sectors of AJK. It contains data pertaining to Population, Agriculture, Education, Livestock, Information Technology, Transport & Communication, Health e.t.c., at state & districts level.
It further highlights different types of tables, in addition to which chart & graphs of selected tables have also been provided to make the data readily intelligible.
The booklet contains series of data on annual basis. The annual data series are on fiscal basis i.e., from July to June unless otherwise specified. Data regarding statistics compiled by statistical section in P&D Department is presented without citation, where as those compiled by other agency carry source note at the end of the table.
This publication also contains latest districts & sector wise information, covering earthquake affected and non affected areas of AJK. In some cases National level data is also incorporated to enable the user to have an access to the state and national comparison.

Statistics sections of P& D Department is grateful to various Government & Semi Government Departments & Organizations/Authorities for their valuable cooperation in supplying data and other information, and are also requested to provide user friendly data regularly and timely.
I would like to appreciate the efforts made by the statistical section, particularly, Mr. Sheraz Qummar Planning Officer (Dev.), Mr. Muhammad Rahees Khan Planning Officer (dev.) and Mr. Asim Mubeen Data Entry Operator, for collection/compilation of data and finalization of the publication.
I would further like to acknowledge the personal interest and guidance provided by the Additional Chief Secretary (Dev.) Capt.(R) Muhammad Yousaf during preparation of this publication.
Efforts has been made to produce this new improvised booklet as a comprehensive, informative and useful documents released with specific goals to meet the  data  requirement for Researchers, Planners, Economists, Administrators, Decision & Policy makers scholars, General readers, other groups of beneficiaries and users working in Reconstruction & Rehabilitation of Earthquake affected areas. Nevertheless every type of criticism, suggestion or observation to improve the booklet will be welcomed with an open heart.

BACK TO TOP

DEVELOPMENT SCENARIO

GENERAL

Azad Jammu and Kashmir lies between longitude 730 - 750 and latitude of 33o - 36o and comprises of an area of 5134 Square Miles (13297 Square Kilometers).
The topography of the area is mainly hilly and mountainous with valleys and stretches of plains. Azad Kashmir is bestowed with natural beauty having thick forests, fast flowing rivers and winding streams. The main rivers are Jehlum, Neelum and Poonch. The climate is sub-tropical highland type with an average yearly rainfall of 1300 mm. The elevation from sea level ranges from 360 meters in the south to 6325 meters in the north. The snow line in winter is around 1200 meters above sea level while in summer, it rises to 3300 meters.

According to the 1998 population census the state of Azad Jammu & Kashmir had a population of 2.973 million, which is estimated to have grown to 3.682 million in 2008. Almost 100% population is comprised of Muslims. The Rural: urban population ratio is 88:12. The population density is 277 persons per Sq. Km. The literacy rate which was 55% in 1998 census has now risen 64%. Approximately the infant mortality rate is 56 per 1000 live births, whereas the immunization rate for the children under 5 years of age is more than 95%.
The majority of the rural population depends on forestry, livestock and agriculture to eke-out its subsistence. Average per capita income has been estimated to be 908 * US$. Unemployment rate ranges from 6.0 to 6.5%. In line with the national trends, indicators of social sector improvement, particularly health and population welfare have not shown much proficiency. Efforts have been made during the recent past to make up this deficiency, which will bring the fruits of development to the common man.

BACK TO TOP

Economic survey of Pakistan 2006-2007

Area under cultivation is around 166433 hectares, which is almost 13% of the total Geographical area out of which 92% of the cultivable area is rain-fed.  About 84% households have very small land-holdings between one to two acres per family.  Major crops are maize, wheat & rice whereas minor crops include vegetables, grams, pulses (red lobia) and oil-seeds. Major fruits are apple, pears, apricot and walnuts. Agriculture and livestock income ranges between 30-40% of household earnings. The remaining share comes from other sources including employment and business etc. Reduced agriculture productivity has very adversely affected the traditional lifestyle and average per capita income of the rural household.
About 42% of the total Geographical area (0.6 million hectares), is controlled by the Forest Department. The per capita standing volume and per capita forest area are 400 cft. and 0.5 sft. respectively. Annual wood demand is 1.65 million cubic meters and sustainable production is 1.89 million cubic meters. The local communities have traditional rights in terms of use of the forests and on an average three trees are burnt by one household every year for the fuel-wood requirements in the absence of alternate sources. Similarly about 5 trees on average are required to construct a house for which the wood roofs have to be replaced after every 8-10 years.

BACK TO TOP

GOVERNMENT

            Azad Kashmir has a parliamentary form of Government. The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is the Constitutional Head of State, while the Prime Minister, supported by a council of Ministers, is the Chief Executive. Azad Kashmir has its own legislative assembly comprising  41 directly and 8 indirectly elected members, a member each from technocrats,  Mashaikhs, Overseas Kashmiris and 5 females and having the institutions of  Supreme Court and High Court also. List of head of the state is as below:-

President of the Azad Kashmir

Name From Till
Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan 24 October, 1947 29 May 1950
Captain (R) Syed Ali Ahmed Shah 30 May, 1950   3 Dec, 1951
Mir Waiz Molana Muhammad Yousaf Shah 4 December, 1951 19 June, 1952
Colonal (R) Sher Ahmed Khan 20 June, 1952 30 May, 1956
Mir Waiz Molana Muhammad Yousaf Shah    31 May, 1956  7 Sep, 1956
Sardar Muhammad Abdul-Qayyum Khan  8 Sep, 1956 13 April, 1957
Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan 14 April ,1957  14 May, 1959
Mr. K.H. Khursheed    15 May, 1959  15 August, 1964
Khan Abdul Hameed Khan 16 August, 1964  17 Oct, 1968
Brigadier (R) Abdur-Rahman 18 Oct, 1968 10 Nov, 1970
Sardar Muhammad Abdul-Qayyum Khan 11 Nov, 1970 16 April, 1975
Sheikh Manzar Masaud    17 April, 1975  4 June, 1975
Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan    5 June, 1975 31 Oct, 1978
Brigadier Mohammad Hayat Khan 1 Nov, 1978  31 Jan, 1983
Major General (R) Abdur-Rahman   1 Feb, 1983   30 Sep, 1985
Sardar Muhammad Abdul-Qayyum Khan  1 Oct, 1985 12 Aug, 1991
Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan 12 August,1991  12 May, 1996
Abdul Rasheed Abbasi   12 May, 1996  26 Aug, 1996
Sardar Ibrahim Khan 26 August, 1996  31 July, 2001
Sardar Muhammad Anwar Khan 1 August, 2001 26 July, 2006
Raja Zulqurnain Khan 25 August, 2006 to be continuing.

Prime Ministers

Name From Till
Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan  14 Oct, 1947 23 Oct, 1947
Khan Abdul Hameed Khan 5 June  1975   11 Aug, 1977
Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan June, 1985   29 June 1990
Mumtaz Hussain Rathoor  29 June 1990    29 July  1991
Sardar Muhammad Abdul-Qayyum Khan    29 July 1991  30 July 1996
Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhery   30 July , 1996  24 July 2001
Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan    24 July 2001 23 July 2006
Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan     24 July 2006 Continued 

 

Chief Executive

Name From Till
Major General (R) Abdul Rehman  12 August 1977 31 Oct,1977
Brigadier (R) Mohammad Hayat Khan  1 Feb, 1977 31 Jan, 1983
Major General (R) Abdul Rahman 1 Feb, 1983  3   Sep, 1985

 

ADMINISTRATION

            Azad Kashmir is divided into three divisions (Muzaffarabad, Mirpur & Poonch) and eight administrative districts with Muzaffarabad as the capital of the state. The Muzaffarabad Division comprises of Muzaffarabad and Neelum, Rawalakot Division Bagh, Poonch & Sudhnuti districts whereas Mirpur Division includes the districts of Mirpur, Kotli & Bhimber. There are 25 subdivisions. The people's participation in the political and socio economic development is ensured through the elected institutions of AJK Legislative Assembly with 41 directly elected members and AJK Council with six elected members, besides members of local councils all over 1646 villages of the state.

BACK TO TOP

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

            At the time of partition in 1947, the economy in Azad Jammu and Kashmir was on subsistence level but the determination to develop the area was there. It was in early 60's when economic development of the area started in earnest. Despite financial constraints, planners made good efforts in laying down a proper path for the rapid development of the area.

(i)         PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

  1. ROADS

            Roads and air transport are the only mode of transportation in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The present road length  and its comparison with the position in 1947 is given below: -

ROAD LENGTH (Kms)

Year Metalled Fair-weather Total Road Density  AJ&K                Pakistan 
1947 100   165   265 --                    --    
2007 5461  5844  11405  0.41                0.32

b.         AIRPORTS
                The Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan has constructed two small airports in Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot cities in order to provide easy and fast mode of travel (Flights presently suspended).
c.         POWER
                At present, the installed Grid capacity is 390.30 MVA. About 20242 km transmission lines have been extended to 1629 villages out of a total of 1646 villages and about 386047 consumers have been provided with power connections. The per capita electricity delivered for consumption in Azad Kashmir is 385 KWH and within next three years 100% population of AJK is planned to be provided power connections.  At the time of independence, power facility was practically non-existent in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The Government lays great emphasis on generating electricity in order to meet the growing domestic as well as industrial requirements. It has been planned to launch a programme for constructing a number of small hydel stations and six hydel stations have already been completed.

d.         PIPED WATER SUPPLY
                At the time of independence, availability of piped water supply was non-existent but significant progress has now been made in this regard. Presently 71% of the urban population and 67% of rural population has been provided with a piped water supply through house connections and public stands.

(ii)        SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE

e.         HEALTH  FACILITIES
            Health coverage in Azad Jammu & Kashmir is still inadequate. There are approximately 1820 hospital beds available in the area averaging one bed per 2000
population. The total number of doctors, including administrative doctors, health mangers &  dentists is 675 out of which there are 405 medical officers, 64 dental surgeons, 159 specialists and 47 health managers giving an average of  0.187 per 1000 population in respect of doctors, 0.112 Per 1000 Population in respect of medical officers, 0.018 per 1000 Population in respect of dentists, 0.044 per 1000 Pop. in respect of specialists and 0.013 per 1000 pop. in respect of health managers, where as only 30 hospital beds & 11 dispensaries were available in the area at the time of independence.
f.       EDUCATION
            Education has been a priority of the Govt. of Azad Jammu & Kashmir as about 26% of its total recurring budget besides 8 % of the total development budget is allocated to this sector. As a result of this substantial investment, AJ&K’s literacy rate is well 64% which is significantly higher than the national average of Pakistan. At present the gross enrolment rate at primary level is *95% for boys and 88% for girls (between the age of 5-9 years). *Includes the enrolment of private schools.

(iii) Investment Opportunities in Azad Kashmir

The state of Azad Jammu & Kashmir by virtue of its topography, meteorology,  hydrology & administrative setup provides huge opportunities of investment in various sectors., Keeping in view the investment potential in AJK the Gove. Is encouraging investment in the following sectors.

1.Industrial Investment.

The Govt. has adopted the Industrial policy of Federal Govt. according to which all type of industries  are allowed to be established in the territory of AJK except Arms & Ammunition, Security printing, explosive material and Radioactive material . In order to accelerate the pace of development the department of Industries has established 6 Industrial Estates in various districts Azad Kashmir with basics infrastructure like roads, water supply, sewerage system and telephonic & electricity facilities. The number of medium & large scale Industries which have all ready been established in different districts of Azad Kashmir is 1465.
In view of the localize requirement of AJK. There is huge potential for Industries like Food, Ready made garments, Furniture and Plastic products in the area. In order to boost the Industrial Production in AJK, the Govt. is providing incentives to the industrialists including concession in different taxes and providing the energy to run the Industries on cheaper rates for first five years. It will be advisable that detailed feasibility of Industrial products must be carried out for making final decisions of investment.

.2.Development of cottage and Kashmiri Handicrafts.

The investment opportunities are also available in almost all the small and traditional handicrafts of Kashmir. Azad Kashmir Small Industries Corporation (AKSIC) established in 1992, in an official body is committed to pro more the development of handicrafts and in turn the economic betterment of the working development of handicraftsmen. AKSIC does not only provide education and assistance to working craftsman in the field of designing but also in quality control land marketing God the products, Equipped with necessary God gifted natural resources and manned with requisite expertise, the AKSIC committed to honour the buyers  preferences and requirement sin export trade offers most generous cooperation all the time.

3.Mineral Resources.

The Geological environment of AJK is comprising generally 3 types of rocks i.e. Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic. The Industrial minerals and base metals are found in all of 3 rocks spreading all over the AJK territory. In AJK mineral exploration activities started in 1973 by AKMIDC, a state owned corporation and emphasis was laid on assessment of potential economic deposits and an analysis of value of the different minerals discovered in the area so far amount to 137.915 million tons.

4.Hydro Power Generation

            Up to 1973-74 electricity facility was available to few villages of District Muzaffarabad & Mirpur. In 1973-74, a phased program was planned to provide electricity to urban & rural population, which is being continued. Under this program, several schemes have been implemented through which electricity distribution network  has been expanded up to 98% population of rural areas of AJ&K. Approximately 3,87,000 consumers have been provided service connections under this program.

            Against revised ADP 2006-07 allocation of Rs. 630.000 million was utilized for installation of   poles and  transformers, through which 1,35,000 people of AJ&K were benefited. Several mini hydel projects are at implementation stage. With the completion of these projects, hydro power generation capacity would be increased up to 50 MW in AJ&K.

            AJ&K has a potential of generation of 5000 MW of Hydro Power. The Hydel Power projects in AJK  under implementation are:-

Private Sector

  1. Rajdhani Hydro Electric Project 132 MW District Kotli
  2. New Bong Hydro Electric Project 84 MW District Mirpur
  3. Bat Dara Hydro Electric Project 10.2 MW District Muzaffarabad
  4. Hotreri Hydro Electric Project 5.4 MW District Muzaffarabad

Public Sector

  1. Battar Hydro Electric Project 4.8 MW District Bagh.
  2. Sharian Hydro Electric Project 3.2 MW District Muzaffarabad
  3. Sharda Hydro Electric Project 2.0 MW District Neelum
  4. Dhanan Hydro Electric Project 1.7 MW District Kotli

WAPDA (Power Sector)

    Neelum Jhelum Hydro Electric Project 969 MW AJK, allocation for this project is 10000.00 million in 2007-08.
  • GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURE

Area

5134 Sq. Miles  13297 Sq Km.
           1.330 Million Hectors
           3.286 million Acres

Longitude
Latitude

73º ― 75º
33º― 36º

Topography

Mainly hilly and Mountainous with terraces Valleys and Plains at some places.

Climate
Temperature

Sub-tropical highland type
Minimum    45.2 oC
Maximum  -2.6   oC

Rainfall

1300 mm on the average

Elevation from sea

  • Range from South
  • Range from North

 

360 meters
6325 meters

Snow Line

  • in Winter around
  • In Summer around

 

1200 meters
3300 meters

Main Rivers

Jhelum , Neelum & Poonch

 
AREA & POPULATION-2007
  • TOTAL AREA OF AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR              13297 Sq. Kms (5134 Sq. Miles)
  • TOTAL POPULATION OF AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR*    36,82,000 (3.682Million)

DISTRICT-WISE AREA, POPULATION, DENSITY, GROWTH RATE & HOUSEHOLD-SIZE IN AZAD KASHMIR

DISTRICT

AREA
(Sq. Kms)

POPULATION Census 1998 (Millions)

Projected population 2007

DENSITY
In (2007)
(Persons/ Sq.  Km )

Population

GROWTH RATE

HOUSE-HOLD
SIZE

MUZAFFARABAD

2496

0.620

2.80 %

7.1

0.792

317

NEELUM

3621

0.126

2.80 %

7.1

0.163

45

MIRPUR

1010

0.334

2.09 %

6.8

0.403

399

BHIMBER

1516

0.302

2.60 %

6.7

0.379

250

KOTLI

1862

0.563

2.59 %

7.3

0.708

380

POONCH

855

0.411

2.24 %

7.6

0.501

586

BAGH

1368

0.393

2.00 %

7.4

0.469

343

SUDHNUTI

569

0.224

1.99 %

7.3

0.267

469

 

13297

2.973

2.41 %

7.2

3.682

277

TOTAL
           
area wise
district wise

Description

1951

1961

1972

1981

1998

Population (Thousand)

886

1065

1573

1983.47

2972.50

Inter censal increase (Percent)

-

20.16

47.71

26.11

49.86

Commulative increase (Percent)

-

20.16

77.54

123.87

235.50

Average annual

-

1.87

3.43

2.74

2.41

Growth rate (Percent)

 

 

 

 

 

POPULATION AND INTERCENSAL INCREASE SINCE 1951

text

Description

1951

1961

1972

1981

1998

Population (Thousand)

886

1065

1573

1983.47

2972.50

Inter censal increase (Percent)

-

20.16

47.71

26.11

49.86

Commulative increase (Percent)

-

20.16

77.54

123.87

235.50

Average annual

-

1.87

3.43

2.74

2.41

Growth rate (Percent)

 

 

 

 

 

S.# Districts Area Population
  Sq. Kms % Projected population 2007 %
1. MUZAFFARABAD 2496 18.8 0.792 21.5
2. NEELUM 3621 27.2 0.163 4.4
3. MIRPUR 1010 7.6 0.403 10.9
4. BHIMBER 1516 11.4 0.379 10.3
5. KOTLI 1862 14 0.708 19.2
6. POONCH 855 6.4 0.501 13.6
7. BAGH 1368 10.3 0.469 12.3
8. SUDHNUTI 569 4.3 0.267 7.3
Total AJ&K 13297 100% 3.682 100%
populationBACK TO TOP

POPULATION FEATURES

PROJECTED POPULATION OF AJK. (2007)

3.682             

MALE POPULATION. (2007)

1.850 Million  

FEMALE POPULATION. (2007)

1.832 Million        

SEX RATIO (Number of males per 100 females)

101                         

AVERAGE FAMILY SIZE.

7.2 Members.        (1998 census)

URBAN-RURAL RATIO

12 : 88                                  “

GROWTH RATE

2.41 %                                   “

POPULATION DENSITY 1998 census.
                “                   “           2007.

258 Persons/Sq. Km.
277 Persons/Sq. Km.            “

LITERACY RATE

64 %                       “

RELIGION

Almost 100% Muslims      

*Projected on the basis of 1998 census

             
Source:            Population Census Organization - Islamabad.

ADMISTRATIVE Set Up

Division

-

03

District

_

08

Sub Divisions/ Tehsil

_

25

Thana / Police Station

_

43

Development Authority

--

05

Markaz Council

_

31

Dehs Village

_

1646

Municipal Committees

_

11

Municipal Corporation

-

02

Union Councils

_

183

Source:-Local Govt. Board Mzd.

BACK TO TOP

DIVISIONS, DISTRICTS & SUB-DIVISIONS OF AJ&K

DIVISION

DISTRICT

SUB-DIVISION

MUZAFFARABAD

MUZAFFARABAD

  • MUZAFFARABAD
  • HATTIAN
  • PATTIKA

NEELUM

  • ATHMAQUM
  • SHARDA

POONCH

POONCH

  • RAWALAKOT
  • HAJIRA
  • THORAR
  • ABBASPUR

BAGH

  • BAGH
  • HAVELI
  • DHIRKOT

SUDHNUTI

  • PALLANDRI
  • Mang
  • Torarkhal

 

MIRPUR

MIRPUR

  • MIRPUR
  • DUDYAL
  • CHAKSWARI

BHIMBER

  • BHIMBER
  • BARNALA
  • SAMAHNI

KOTLI

  • KOTLI
  • FATEHPUR THAKIALA
  • SEHNSA
  • CHARHOI

Source:-Local Govt. Board Mzd.

BACK TO TOP

AGRICULTURE   (2007) in AJ&K


LAND HOLDINGS AREA IN HECTARES & ACRES

 

Hectares

Acres

1. TOTAL FARM AREA

275729

681327

Farm Area per Family

0.96

2.38

Farm Area Per Capita

0.11

0.28

Average farm size

0.96

2.38

2.AREA UNDER CULTIVATION

166432

411256

Cultivated Area Per Family

0.56

1.4

Cultivated Area Per Capita

0.06

0.16

3.ANNUAL CROPPED AREA

247623

611878

Non–irrigated Area

151015

373159

Irrigated Area

15416

38093

Area Under Maize Cultivation

120408

297527

Area Under wheat           “

89347

220776

Area Under Rice             “

2540

6277

Area Under Jawar           “

19940

49272

Area Under Gram           “

1895

4683

Area Under Vegetables   “

684

1691

Area Under Fruits            “

12809

31652

 AGRICULTURE LAND HOLDINGS DISTRICT WISE:


District

Unit

TOTAL FARM
AREA

Farm Area per Family

Farm Area Per Capita

Estimated % of House hold with Farm

Average farm size

MZD/NEELUM

Hectares

62890

0.84

0.08

35.61

0.84

Acres

155401

2.10

0.20

88

2.10

MIRPUR

Hectares

20444

1.08

0.14

18.61

1.08

Acres

50517

2.68

0.35

46

2.68

BHIMBER

Hectares

46008

1.48

0.17

33.18

1.48

Acres

113685

3.68

0.44

82

3.68

KOTLI

Hectares

66302

1.14

0.13

38.85

1.14

Acres

163832

2.83

0.34

96

2.83

POONCH

Hectares

28735

0.73

0.08

39.25

0.73

Acres

71005

1.81

0.22

97

1.81

BAGH

Hectares

35611

0.78

0.08

37.23

0.78

Acres

87994

1.94

0.22

92

1.94

SUDH.

Hectares

15740

0.76

0.09

40.46

0.76

Acres

38893

1.90

0.24

100

1.900

TOTAL

Hectares

275729

0.96

0.11

34.80

0.96

Acres

681327

2.38

0.28

86

2.38

Source:   Department of Agriculture and Livestock Mzd

AREA UNDER CULTIVATION


DISTRICT

UNIT

AREA UNDER CULTIVATION

CULTIVATED AREA PER FAMILY 

CULTIVATED AREA PER CAPITA

MZD

Hectares

34259

0.48

0.05

Acres

84654

1.2

0.14

MIR

Hectares

15394

0.80

0.10

Acres

38039

2.0

0.26

BHIM.

Hectares

29992

0.97

0.11

Acres

74109

2.4

0.28

KOTLI

Hectares

37586

0.64

0.07

Acres

92875

1.6

0.19

PONC.

Hectares

21025

0.52

0.04

Acres

51954

1.3

0.16

BAGH

Hectares

17542

0.40

0.06

Acres

43346

1.0

0.11

SUDH.

Hectares

10635

0.52

0.06

Acres

26279

1.3

0.16

Total

Hectares

166433

0.56

0.06

Acres

411256

1.4

0.16

ANNUAL CROPPED AREA


District

Unit

ANNUAL CROPPED AREA

Non–irrigated Area

Irrigated Area

Area Under Maize Cultivation

Area Under wheat

Area Under Rice

Area Under Jawar

Area Under Gram

Area Under Vegetables

Area Under Fruits

MZD/ NEELUM

Hectares

41730

27828

6430

30302

6072

865

389

26

249

3827

Acres

103116

98764

15888

74875

15005

2138

962

64

616

9456

MIR

Hectares

23800

13956

1438

3503

12620

768

5810

817

82

200

Acres

58811

34486

3553

8657

31183

1898

14357

2019

202

495

BHIM.

Hectares

36009

26949

3042

5966

15074

529

13741

155

26

518

Acres

88310

66590

7518

14742

37248

640

33953

383

65

1279

KOTLI

Hectares

69551

34632

2954

35238

32095

344

--

3588

152

1064

Acres

171861

85575

7299

87074

79307

851

--

1625

375

2629

PONC.

Hectares

36010

28045

180

18883

14190

185

--

144

100

2508

Acres

38984

51509

446

46661

35063

457

--

357

248

6198

BAGH

Hectares

22632

17384

158

16157

3038

112

--

32

253

3240

Acres

55924

42955

391

39925

7506

277

--

79

130

8007

SUDH.

Hectares

18158

9421

1213

10357

6258

6

--

63

22

1452

Acres

44872

23280

2998

25593

15464

16

--

156

55

3588

TOTAL

Hectares

247623

151015

15416

120408

89347

2540

19940

1895

684

12809

Acres

611878

373159

38093

297527

220   776

6277

49272

4683

1691

31652

AGRICULTURE STATISTICSS


Estimated % of House –hold with Farm

86%

Average Farm size (Total Farm Area/No. of Farms)

0.96

Total Farm Families

296099

Total Farm Population

2374248

Plant Protection Coverage

806 hac

MAJOR CROPS & FRUITS


Major

Maize-Wheat-Rice

Minor

Grams-Pulses-Oil Seed Vegetable-Potatoes

Vegetable

Tomatoes-Beans-Potatoes-Spinach-Turnip-Karam

Fruit

Apples-Walnut-Apricots-Plums-Cherries.

FARM MACHIETY IN USAGE (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Major Items

Government

Private

Total

Tractor

28

3046

3074

Bulldozers

07

06

13

Threshers

28

1064

1092

Maize Sheller

2

150

152

Tube wells /Lift Pumps

25

1028

1053

Major Crops Production for 2006-07                                    (M.Ton)


S.#

Name

Quantity

1

Maize

149161

2

Rice

6501

3

Wheat

95000

4

Potato

2435  

Livestock Poultry  Production for 2006-07               (Metric Ton)


S.#

Name

Quantity

1

Beef and mutton

18,600

2

Meat(poultry)

6,000

3

Milk

5,03,000

4

Eggs

106.000

Source: Department of Agriculture and Livestock Mzd.

BACK TO TOP

FOREST 2007

TOTAL GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: 1.330 Million Hectares                                 

                                                              3. 286    Million Acres

GENERAL DISTRIBUTION OF LAND UTILIZATION

 

Area (Million)

% of

LAND UTILIZATION

Hec.

Acre

FDA*

TGA**

A) Area Controlled By Deptt. of            Forest

0.567

1.4

100

42.6

1) Area Under Productive
     Forests

0.379

0.936

66.8

28.5

i. Area under Actual Forest

¨    Area Under Deodar

0.018

0.044

3.1

1.3

¨    Area Under Kail

0.036

0.09

6.4

2.7

¨    Area Under Fur

0.042

0.103

7.4

3.2

¨    Area Under Pine

0.057

0.141

10.1

4.3

¨    Area Under Broad  Leaves Trees

0.001

0.002

0.1

0.1

Sub-Total (i)

0.154

0.38

27.1

11.6

ii.  Area Under Thinly wooded Forests

0.225

0.556

39.7

16.9

2) Non Productive Area

0.188

0.464

33.2

14.1

B   Area Under Cultivation

0.173

0.427

--

13

C   Area Under Cultivable Waste

0.032

0.08

--

2.4

D   Area Under Uncultivable      Waste

0.558

1.379

--

42

TOTAL GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
(A+B+C+D)

1.33

3.286

--

100

FOREST PRODUCTION

Total Annual Forest Production

6687000  Cft.

Annual Production Hectare

4.8         Cft.

Per Capita Forest Area

0.50       Sft.

Per Capita Standing Volume

400        Cft.

Per Capita Timber (Yield)

2.2         Cft.

Source: Department of Forest Muzaffarabad.
* Forest Demarcated Area               ** Total Geographical Area

BACK TO TOP

COMPARATIVE STATUS OF LIVESTOCK CENSUS 1996 AND 2006

Type of Animal

Livestock Census

Per Cent Variation in 2006 over  1996

1996

2006

A. MILK AND MEAT ANIMALS

(I) Total Cattle

528,481

545,239

(+)03

Bullocks

(3 years & above)

181,037

113,003

(-)38

Cows

(3 years & above)

210,537

264,188

(+)25

In-milk Cows

 

148,745

155,934

(+)05

Young stock

(below 3 years)

136,910

168,051

(+)23

Male

 

72,650

90,962

(+)25

Female

 

64,260

77,089

(+)20

(ii) Total Buffaloes

486,662

576,734

(+)19

Male Buffaloes

(3 years & above)

8,120

10,549

(+)30

Female Buffaloes

(3 years & above)

326,207

373,180

(+)14

In-milk Buffaloes

 

234,930

263,187

(+)12

Young Stock

(below 3 years)

152,336

193,006

(+)27

Male

 

46,648

61,566

(+)32

Female

 

105,688

131,440

(+)24

(iii) Total Sheep

210,368

224,603

(+)07

Male

(3 years & above)

27,427

29,556

(+)08

Female

(3 years & above)

122,088

129,825

(+)06

Young Stock

(below 1 year)

60,854

65,220

(+)07

(iv) Total Goats

1,083,946

1,352,267

(+)25

Male

(3 years & above)

137,795

123,343

(--)10

Female

(3 years & above)

577,319

748,911

(+)30

Young Stock

(below 1 year)

368,832

480,011

(+)30

B.DRAFT ANIMAL

(i)   Camels

791

665

(-)16

(ii)  Horses

7,814

9,655

(+)24

(iii) Mules

3,027

4,650

(+)54

(iv) Asses

57,688

58,002

(+)01

C.DOMESTIC POULTRY

3,847,007

4,098,309

(+)07

      BACK TO TOP

VETERINARY FACILITIES


Districts

Mzd/ Neelum

Mir.

Kotli

Bhim.

Sud.

Poonch

Bagh

Total

VETERINARY HOSPITAL

4

3

2

3

1

2

2

17

VET. DESPENSARIES A-(CLASS)

12

4

6

8

2

4

6

42

VET. DESPENSARIES B-(CLASS)

18

9

7

15

2

7

8

66

VETERINARY FIRST AID CENTER

32

16

13

26

5

18

19

129

TEHSIL LEVEL EXTENSION CENTERS

37

25

18

32

10

21

24

167

POULTRY CENTERS

1

1

 

1

 

1

1

5

ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION CENTER

5

7

8

8

2

4

4

38

DISEASE INVESTIGATION CENTER

1

1

1

1

 

1

1

6

Source :Department of live stock & veterinary Muzaffarabad

BACK TO TOP

LIVESTOCK POPULATION AND DOMESTIC POULTRY BIRDS BY ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

Administration Unit

NUMBER OF ANIMALS/POULTRY BIRDS

 

CATTLE

BUFFALOES

SHEEP

GOATS

CAMELS

HORSES

MULES

ASSES

POULTRY

AZAD JAMMU & KASHIR

545239

576734

224603

1352267

665

9655

4650

58002

4098309

MUZAFFARABAD DISTRICT

187444

94171

63158

265024

-

4571

2372

12643

968747

MIRPUR DISTRICT

32284

54073

5669

119010

145

796

93

10463

251632

BHIMBER DISTRICT

67671

78257

5324

205954

234

288

24

10100

363619

KOTLI  DISTRCIT

82979

157256

33397

362564

286

330

74

20210

787048

BAGH DISTRCIT

57102

68420

25567

99835

-

321

392

648

462414

POONCH DISTRICT

31568

75962

30151

124844

-

167

239

1351

644924

PALLANDRI DISTRICT

39992

47466

13963

118787

-

170

120

1539

466072

NEELUM DISTRICT

46199

1129

47374

56249

-

3012

1336

1048

153853

Source:  Department of Livestock & veterinary Muzaffarabad.

BACK TO TOP

POWER   2007
                 ELECTRIC CONNECTION.                                                                             (Nos.)


DISTRICT

DOMESTIC

COMMERCIAL

INDUSTRIAL

TOTAL

MUZAFFARABAD

66191

7455

148

73794

NEELUM

6043

719

2

6764

MIRPUR

73821

15711

706

90238

BHIMBER

42124

4694

328

47146

KOTLI

73752

10653

433

84838

POONCH

49913

4212

70

54195

BAGH

39085

3088

26

42199

SUDHNOTI

23485

1596

36

25117

TOTAL

374414

48128

1749

424291

POWER 2007


Districts

MZD

Neelum

Mir.

Kotli

Bhim.

Sud.

Poonch

Bagh

Total

POWER FACILITIES

SMALL HYDAL STATION (Nos.)

3

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

6

VILLAGES ELECTRIFIED(Nos.)

542

52

231

230

208

55

125

186

1629

KILOMETER OF HT. LINE (Km)

1624

256

803

1498

846

583

958

1568

8136

KILOMETER OF LT. LINE(Km)

3908

421

1203

3100

1085

980

1591

1539

13827

GRID STATION (Nos.)

3

-

5

2

1

2

4

2

19

TRANSFARM/SUB –STATION (Nos.)

1574

184

1674

1682

829

430

932

1036

8341

CONSUMERS (Nos.)

73794

6764

09238

84838

47146

25117

54195

42199

424291

INSTALLED GRIED CAPACITY  (MVA)

64

-

130

65

52

9

53.30

17

390.30

PER CAPITA ELECTRICITY DELIVERED(KWH)

301

69

1087

408

404

175

259

232

367

POPULATION SERVED (Million)

543781

47365

396352

633751

360681

178049

426599

348512

2935088

Source: Department Of Electricity Muzaffarabad.

BACK TO TOP

ROADS  & COMMUNICATION -2007


TOTAL ROADS IN AJ&K                                                 11405    (KM)                      
METALLED ROADS                                                          5461      (KM)
FAIR-WEATHER ROADS                                                 5844      (KM)
AJ&K Road Densit y                                        0.41                   
PakistanRoad Density                                      0.32

District

(i)-METALLED ROADS (KM)

(ii)-FAIR WEATHER ROADS BY PWD (KM)

G.Total
(i+ii)

 

PWD

LG&RD

Total

PWD

LG&RD

Total

 

Muzaffarabad

1066

48

1114

40

885

925

2039

Neelum

290

-

290

131

182

313

603

Mirpur

634

65

699

-

427

427

1126

Kotli

931

83

1014

5

1340

1345

2359

Bhimber

353

48

401

66

510

576

977

Sudhnoti

467

37

504

-

292

292

796

Poonch

652

53

705

105

1057

1162

1867

Bagh

729

5

734

-

904

904

1638

Total

5122

339

5461

347

5597

5944

11405

Source:-i. Public Works Department
ii. Local Government & Rural Development Department

TRANSPORT 2007
Motor Vehicles Registered by Type


DISTRICTS

MZD

MIR

KOTLI

Neelum

BHIM.

SUD.

POONCH

BAGH

TOTAL

BUSES

452

722

90

02

105

35

213

35

1654

TRUKS

833

2303

405

09

210

22

419

133

4334

MOTERCARS

1871

11862

864

-

350

16

274

86

15323

TAXI/CAB

153

34

105

-

2066

1

-

185

490

MOTER CYCLES/ SCOOTERS

2273

29653

5168

07

-

111

730

165

40173

RICKSHAWS

434

1957

01

-

70

-

-

-

2392

JEEPS

2396

1278

820

08

45

69

602

274

5517

STATION WAGEN

405

3197

633

-

205

26

408

157

4871

TRACTORS

26

930

365

-

252

03

125

16

1670

DELIVERY VAN

311

2442

418

-

-

14

215

28

3680

GOVERNMENT GOODS VEHICLES

120

12

03

-

-

-

1

-

136

OIL TANKERS WATER TANKERS

56

21

04

-

-

-

11

1

93

PICKUPS

325

2242

210

-

-

56

452

-

3285

GAS TANKERS

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

AMBULANCES

25

16

05

-

-

-

5

5

56

CRANES

-

7

-

-

-

-

-

-

7

TRUCK TRRAILERS

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

DUMPER TRUCKS

-

50

-

-

-

-

-

 

50

TOTAL

9680

56726

9091

26

3303

365

3455

1085

83731

Source: Excises and Taxations Department.

BACK TO TOP

TELECOMMUNICATION  AND POSTAL FACILITIES  2007

Districts

Telephone Exchanges

Installed Capacity (Fixed)

Working Connection (Fixed)

Public Call Offices (CSO, ED and Pay Phones

MW Station

MZD

18

22690

11985

265

9

Neelum

5

1332

937

37

0

Sudhnoti

14

6549

2554

32

2

Poonch

18

2305

13397

246

8

Bagh

18

17772

8550

157

5

Mirpur

15

38188

24049

156

17

Kotli

25

30538

17734

239

12

Bhimber

7

10356

5904

28

3

G.Total

120

150420

85110

1160

56

Installed Capacity(Mobile)                      225000
Working Connection (Mobile)                 105500
Internet Facilities (DSL)                          104
               

Source: SCO Sector Head quarter AJ&K, MZD.

DETAIL OF DIGITAL EXCHANGES AJ&K
Districts
Digital Exchange
Common Battery  Exchange

 

Name of Exchange

Capacity

Name of Exchange

Capacity

Muzaffarabad

Muzaffarabad(old)

8796

Khun bandi

180

 

Muzaffarabad(New)

4896

Langer Pura

150

 

Garhi Dopatta

2400

Shaheed Gali

50

 

Kohala

1140

Brarkot

50

 

Hattian

688

Chattar kalas

100

 

Patikka

1504

Danna Katachely

100

 

Chikar

800

Khalan

200

 

Chinari

800

   
 

Chakothi

336

   
 

Dhani Nosehri

400

   
 

Leepa

800

   
 

Total

22560

 
830

 Neelum

Athmukam

1140

Kundal Shahi

150

 

Jura

300

Kel

150

     

Mirpura

200

 

Total

1440

 
500

 Bagh

Bagh

4512

Lohar Bela

15

 

Ghaziabad

1008

Plangi

25

 

Mohri Farman Shah

1140

Dhal Qazian

220

 

Farward Kahota

2220

Birpani

200

 

Arja

1008

Sudhan Gali

100

 

Harigal

1024

Chirala

120

 

Dhirkot

3144

Chamankot

260

 

Rangla

480

Kharal Abbasian

100

 

Maloot

1008

 

 

 

Rera

828

 

 

 

Total

16372

 

1040

Sudhnoti

Plandri

3672

   

 

Nerian Sharif

2400

   

 

Balooch

1008

   

 

Total

7080

   

 Bhimber

Bhimber

3504

   

 

Smani Chowki

3120

   

 

Barnala ( Padhar)

3000    
 

Khadimabad

2184

   
 

Khaliqabad

1008

   
 

Palak

400

   
 

Total

13216

   

Poonch

Rawlakot

5120

Titroot

110

 

Paniola

3504

Rehara

210

 

Datoot

480

Thorar

275

 

Hajira

3184

Ali Sojal

120

 

Bandi Abbas Pur

3072

Rakkar Dhar Bazar

250

 

Khud Bazar

1020

Natha Gala

170

 

Jhika Gala

348

Donga Ghamir

120

 

Chota Gala

1932

Mong

260

 

Barmong Khurd

480

Azad Pattan

150

 

Dhar Drach

384

Tala Bari

100

 

Topa Kherian

120

Garala

100

 

 

 

Numb Gorah

110

 

 

 

Dewan Gorah

220

 

 

 

Betran

50

 

 

 

Islam Pura

125

 

 

 

Baral

170

 

 

 

Sehr Hafizabad

100

 

 

 

Tahlian

100

 

Total

19644

 

2740

 Mirpur

Mirpur Nangi

6656

Dhandarkot

230

 

Mirpur Hill

9444

Moil

100

 

Industrial Area

1128

Pindi Jhunjoa

150

 

Dudyal

3624

Siakh

70

 

Jatlan

4008

Sokason

250

 

Chakswari

2040

 

 

 

Islamgarh

2016

 

 

 

Mangla Hamlet

1008

 

 

 

Pindi Suberwal

2016

 

 

 

Khattar Dilawar

788

 

 

 

Kakra Town

2208

 

 

 

Total

34936

 

800

Kotli

Kotli

7776

Anderla Kotera

200

 

Khuiratta

3288

Damas

200

 

Sarsawa

3648

Fagosh

120

 

Nakial

2064

Hullar

180

 

Nar

1008

Karela

120

 

Sensa

3144

Maneel

120

 

Tattapani

1920

Panag Sharif

150

 

Sarhota-II

2220

Phagwari

100

 

Charhoi

2160

Qamrotee

150

 

Gul pur

1080

Rajdhani

140

 

Doungi

500

Saloon

100

 

Barali

312

Sehr Mandi

200

 

 

 

Tarala

150

 

Total

29120

 

1930

Postal Facilities


Districts

GENRAL POST OFFICES(GPOs)

EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL BRANCH POST OFFICES

EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL SUB POST OFFICES

SUB POSTAL OFFICES

HEAD POST OFFICES

MZD

01

36

--

19

--

Neelum

-

12

01

02

--

Sudhnoti

-

34

02

14

--

Poonch

01

48

02

19

--

Bagh

01

42

04

12

--

Mirpur

01

40

02

26

--

Kotli

01

48

04

15

--

Bhimber

-

29

01

14

01

        Total

05

289

16

121

01

Source: Office of the DY. GP Sector Head quarter AJ&K, MZD.

BACK TO TOP

Physical Planning and Housing 2007


TYPE

Mzd

Neelum

Mir.

Kotli

Bhim.

Sudh.

Poonch

Bagh

Total

PIPED WATER SUPPLY IN URBAN AREAS

HOUSES WITH IN MUNICIPAL TOWN LIMITS (No.)

15000

1000

21270

7200

3500

4000

5000

5000

61970

PIPED WATER FACILITY (No.)

12958

500

18094

6000

2150

1000

2000

1590

44292

% COVER

86%

50%

85%

83%

63%

25%

40%

32%

71%

PIPED WATER SUPPLY IN RURAL AREAS

TOTAL VILLAGES (No.)

478

173

164

227

223

65

98

208

1646

TOTAL PUPULATION (million)

0.792

0.163

0.403

0.708

0.379

0.267

0.501

0.469

3.682

POPULATION SERVED (million)

0.516

0.081

0.332

0.497

0.07

0.402

0.309

0.258

2.402

%COVER

67

51

84

72

83

39

63

56

67

Source: CDO MZD

BACK TO TOP

DISTRICT-WISE AREA, POPULATION, DENSITY, GROWTH RATE & HOUSEHOLD-SIZE IN AZAD KASHMIR

DISTRICT

AREA
(Sq. Kms)

POPULATION Census 1998 (Millions)

Projected population 2007

DENSITY
In (2007)
(Persons/ Sq.  Km )

Population

GROWTH RATE

HOUSE-HOLD
SIZE

MUZAFFARABAD

2496

0.620

2.80 %

7.1

0.792

317

NEELUM

3621

0.126

2.80 %

7.1

0.163

45

MIRPUR

1010

0.334

2.09 %

6.8

0.403

399

BHIMBER

1516

0.302

2.60 %

6.7

0.379

250

KOTLI

1862

0.563

2.59 %

7.3

0.708

380

POONCH

855

0.411

2.24 %

7.6

0.501

586

BAGH

1368

0.393

2.00 %

7.4

0.469

343

SUDHNUTI

569

0.224

1.99 %

7.3

0.267

469

TOTAL

13297

2.973

2.41 %

7.2

3.682

277

Source: Population Census Organization-Islamabad.
 
Copyright©2014. All rights reserved. Planning & Development Department Muzaffarabad A.K(Computer Section)